Set up Aruba Central for Integration

Set up Aruba Central for integration with IoT Security through Cortex XSOAR.
  1. Create a user account in Aruba Central with read-only access.
    XSOAR uses this account when authenticating to the Aruba Central API.
    1. Log in to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) with an account that has administrator credentials and navigate to the homepage of your account.
    2. Click
      Manage
      at the top of the home page and then select
      Identity & Access
      Roles & Permissions
      Create Role
      .
    3. Select
      Create new role
      , choose
      Aruba Central
      , and then click
      Next
      to launch a role creation wizard.
    4. Enter a role name such as
      XSOAR-API-Access
      and a meaningful description, and then click
      Next
      .
    5. Click
      Add Permissions
      , select
      NMS Service
      , select
      View
      , and then click
      Add
      .
    6. Click
      Next
      on the next page of the wizard and then click
      Finish
      on the last page.
      The new role appears on the Roles & Permissions page.
  2. Send an invitation to someone to become an Aruba Central user with read-only privileges.
    It makes sense to invite someone who will configure the Aruba Central integration instance on Cortex XSOAR. The purpose of the user account is to configure XSOAR to use it when accessing the Aruba Central API to retrieve device information. Inviting the person who will configure XSOAR means he or she can use the username and password for the user account in the Aruba Central integration instance configuration.
    1. Select
      Identity & Control
      Users
      Invite Users
      .
    2. Enter an email address and choose an HPE GreenLake Role such as Observer.
      The user account will not be used to access HPE GreenLake; however, you must assign an HPE GreenLake role first so that once the user account is created and activated, you can assign it the read-only role you created for it when accessing the Aruba Central application.
      Hewlett Packard sends an HPE Cloud Signup Invite to the email address.
    3. When the recipient receives the email message, he or she clicks
      Accept Invitation
      .
      The link opens a webpage where the person can create an HPE account.
    4. The user enters an email address, password, first name, and last name; accepts the HPE terms of use; and then clicks
      Register
      .
      The user must share the password with you so you can enter it and the user’s email address (as a username) when configuring an Aruba Central integration instance in Cortex XSOAR later.
      Hewlett Packard sends a verification email to the email address.
    5. When the recipient receives the email message, he or she clicks
      Activate Account
      .
    6. Once the account is activated, select
      Identity & Access
      Users
      , select the newly activated user, click the
      Action menu icon
      (
      . . .
      ), and then click
      Assign Role
      .
    7. Choose
      Aruba Central
      for Application and
      XSOAR-API-ACCESS
      for Role and then click
      Assign Role
      .
    8. Confirm the role assignment when prompted.
  3. Create an API gateway and get the information for configuring an Aruba Central integration instance in XSOAR.
    1. Return to your HPE GreenLake homepage and click
      Launch
      for Aruba Central.
    2. Select
      Organization
      Platform Integration
      Rest API
      .
    3. Copy the API gateway domain URL in the API Documentation field and paste it in a text file for use when configuring an Aruba Central integration instance in Cortex XSOAR. For example:
      https://eu-apigw.central.arubanetworks.com
    4. Click
      Apps & Tokens
      + Add Apps & Tokens
      Generate
      .
    5. Copy the generated client ID and client secret and add it to the text file.
    6. Click the user icon in the upper right or the UI, copy the customer ID, and paste it in the text file as well.

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