Set up Cisco DNA Center to Connect with XSOAR Engines

Set up Cisco DNA Center to accept connections from Cortex XSOAR engines.
Because an XSOAR engine only retrieves data from Cisco DNA Center, it requires a simple read-only user account with access to the DNA Center API. XSOAR engines use this account to log in to Cisco DNA Center API and begin retrieving data.
The following instructions are based on Cisco DNA Center v2.1.2. For more information, see the Manage Users chapter in the Cisco DNA Center Administrator Guide, Release 2.1.2.
  1. Configure a user role with read-only permission to access the DNA Center API.
    In the Cisco DNA Center UI, click the Menu icon ( ), click
    System
    Users & Roles
    Role Based Access Control
    , and then click
    Create a New Role
    .
    In the Create a Role window that appears, click
    Let’s Do it
    .
    In the Create a New Role window that appears, enter a name for the role, such as
    API-Access
    , and then click
    Next
    .
    In the Define the Access window that appears, set the permission level as
    Read
    for the features you want the XSOAR engines to access.
    Click
    Next
    , review the summary that appears, and if correct, click
    Create Role
    .
  2. Create a user account and assign it to the user role you just created.
    Click
    Add Users
    Add
    and enter a first name, last name, and username.
    From Role List, choose the custom role (
    API-Access
    for example) to assign to the new user.
    Enter the password, confirm it, and then click
    Save
    .
  3. Either create additional read-only user accounts for other XSOAR instances to use when XSOAR engines authenticate themselves to the Cisco DNA Center API or configure them to use the same account.
  4. Remember the usernames and passwords for these accounts because you will enter them in the Cisco DNA Center instances you configure in XSOAR.

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