Customize an Indicator Type Layout

Customize Indicator layouts for each Indicator type in Cortex XSOAR.
Each out-of-the-box indicator comes with its own layout, but there might be times where customization is needed. You can customize almost every aspect of the layout, including which tabs appear, in which order they appear, who has permissions to view the tabs, what information appears and how it is displayed.
You can see which indicator type uses the indicator layout in the
tab (
). The indicator layout name appears in the
column. Although you can edit the layout in either the
tab, it is recommended to edit in the
tab, if the layout is an out-of-the-box content pack layout, as you cannot edit from the Types tab.
Content Pack Indicator Layouts
Out-of-the-box content pack indicator layouts display a locked icon, which means to edit the layout, you need to do one of the following:
  • Duplicate an indicator layout. You need to edit the indicator type to add the new layout.
  • Detach the layout. While an indicator layout is detached, it does not receive Content Pack updates. If you detach an indicator type layout, make edits, and later want to receive Content Pack updates for that layout, we recommend you duplicate the indicator layout before reattaching the original, to protect your changes from Content Pack updates.
Indicator Layout Builder
You can customize the display information including fields for existing indicators, by modifying the sections and fields for the following views:
  • Indicator Summary
    You can customize almost every aspect of the layout, including which tabs appear, the order they appear, who has permissions, hide tabs, etc. In each field or tab you can add filters by clicking on the eye icon, which enables you to add conditions that show specific fields or tabs relevant for the indicator.
    You can add an Add a Script in the Indicator Layout, such as a mapping script, which determines where an IP address originates and displays it on a map.
  • Quick View
    Add, edit, delete sections, fields, and filters in the Quick view section in the incident.
  1. Go to
  2. (
    Content Pack Indicator Type Layout
    ) Detach the indicator layout.
    1. Select the check box for the indicator layout you want to detach.
    2. Click
      When the layout is detached, you can also edit the layout in the Indicator Type tab.
  3. Edit the indicator type layout.
    1. Select the indicator type layout and click
      You are presented with the current layout, which is populated with demo data so you can see how the fields fit.
  4. In the
    Indicator Summary
    tab, customize the tabs.
    1. Drag and drop the tab to reorder the tabs.
    2. Configure the tabs by clicking the settings cog wheel icon in the tab and then select one of the following options.
      • Rename
      • Duplicate
      • Delete
      • Show Empty Fields
        The setting that you configure in the layout becomes the default value seen in the indicator for the specific tab, which can then be overridden. You can also set a global default value using the
        server configuration, which can also be overridden for a specific tab.
      • Hide tab
      • Format for exporting
        Build your layout based on A4 proportions to match the format used for exporting. Selecting this option hides the tab by default, but the tab will remain available for export.
      • Viewing Permissions
        When clicking Viewing permissions, select which roles can view the tabs.
      • Display Filter
        Enables you to add or view a filter applied to the tab. If the filters apply, the specific fields or tabs are shown in the layout. If the mandatory field is not shown in the layout, the user is not obliged to complete it.
  5. Add sections to the layout.
    1. From the Library section, in the Cortex XSOAR Sections drag and drop the required sections as follows:
      New Section
      After creating a new section, click the
      <Indicator Type>
      tab and drag and drop the fields as required.
      Cortex XSOAR out-of-the-box sections
      Out-of-the-box sections such as Expiration Status, Verdict, etc.
      General Purpose Dynamic Section
      Enables you to Add a Script in the Indicator Layout. For example, assign a script that determines and displays the Geo location of an IP address on a map. You can Set up Google Maps in Cortex XSOAR to use map automations.
    2. Define the section properties, by clicking and then
      Edit section settings
      You can determine how a section in the layout appears in the layout. For example, does the section include the section header. You can also configure the fields to appear in rows or as cards. For example, if you know that some of the field values will be very long, you are better off using rows. If you know that the field values are short, you might want to use cards so you can fit more fields in a section.
    3. To remove or duplicate a section, select the section, click and then select
      , or
  6. Drag and drop fields, and add any filters as required.
  7. Add any custom buttons.
    To add a custom button, create an automation and then add the
    + New Button
    to the indicator layout and choose the automation, as described in the example below. These buttons can simplify and assist an analyst in carrying out various tasks. For example, you can create a button to run an enrichment script on an identified indicator.
    For fields (script arguments) that are optional, you can define whether to show them to analysts when they click on buttons. To expose an optional field, select the
    Ask User
    checkbox next to the script argument/s in the button settings page.
    When creating a script for use in an indicator layout, the
    tag must be assigned for the script to be available for custom buttons.
    In the following example we want to create a button which adds the indicator to a
    incident type, so the Threat Intel team can review it.
    1. Save the following script as a Python file on your computer. On the
      page, click the upload automation icon and upload the file.
      commonfields: id: d3716514-4c2b-453c-8072-4fd4807bca0a version: 30 vcShouldKeepItemLegacyProdMachine: false name: newIncidentFromIndicator script: |+ from pprint import pformat args = demisto.args() fields = {} fields['type'] = args['type'] fields['details'] = args['indicator']['value'] fields['name'] = args['type'] + " for " + args['indicator']['value'] res = demisto.executeCommand('createNewIncident', fields) newID = res[0]['EntryContext']['CreatedIncidentID'] demisto.executeCommand("associateIndicatorsToIncident", {"indicatorsValues": args['indicator']['value'], "incidentId":int(newID)}) type: python tags: - indicator-action-button enabled: true args: - name: type required: true description: Incident Type scripttarget: 0 subtype: python3 pswd: "" runonce: false dockerimage: demisto/python3: runas: DBotWeakRole
    2. Go to
      and click on the relevant indicator type layout.
    3. Drag the
      +New Button
      from the
      Fields and Buttons
      tab and drop into the relevant section.
    4. Click to configure
    5. Enter a descriptive name for the button. For this example, we call it
      Pass to Threat Hunt Team
      . Select a color. Select the script we added above -
    6. In the
      field, add
    7. Click
      In the
      tab, you can see the new button:
      When you view an indicator and click this button, an incident is created with the
      incident type.
    8. To test, go to the
      Threat Intel (Indicators)
      page, create a new indicator, and assign it to the relevant indicator type. View the indicator, click the
      Pass to Threat Hunt Team
      button, and verify that a new incident is created.
  8. Add required sections and fields in the
    Quick View
  9. Add the layout to the indicator.
    1. Go to
    2. Select the indicator type and click
    3. In the
      field, from the drop down list, add the customized layout.
  10. (
    ) For a customized layout, you can contribute it to the Marketplace.
    1. In the
      page, select the new layout and then click
    2. In the dialog box select either
      Save and submit your contribution
      Save and download your contribution
      for later use, which you can view in the
      tab in the Marketplace.
      If you select
      Save and submit your contribution
      your layout is validated and then you prompted to submit to review. You can also view your contribution in the Marketplace.

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