Set up IoT Security and XSOAR for Cisco Prime Integration
Set up IoT Security and Cortex XSOAR to integrate with Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
To set up IoT Security to integrate through Cortex XSOAR with Cisco Prime Infrastructure, you must add a Cortex XSOAR engine to your network.
You must also configure the Cisco Prime integration instance in XSOAR. To do this, you need the IP address of your Cisco Prime system and the username and password of the NBI read-only user account that the XSOAR engine will use when forming a secure connection with Prime.
Cortex XSOAR Engine Installation
The Cortex XSOAR engine initiates connections to Cisco Prime Infrastructure and to the Cortex cloud and provides the means through which they communicate with each other. Although it's possible to install an XSOAR engine on machines running Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, only an engine on a Linux machine supports IoT Security integrations. For more information about operating system and hardware requirements, see the Cortex XSOAR Administrator’s Guide.
We recommend downloading the XSOAR engine using the shell installer script and installing it on a Linux machine. This simplifies the deployment by automatically installing all required dependencies and also enables remote engine upgrades.
When placing the XSOAR engine on your network, make sure it can form HTTPS connections to your Cisco Prime system on TCP port 443. The XSOAR engine uses TCP 443 when authenticating with Cisco Prime and requesting and receiving device data.
The on-premises firewall must allow the XSOAR engine to form HTTPS connections on TCP port 443 to the Cortex cloud at https://<your-domain>.iot.demisto.live/. You can see the URL of your XSOAR instance when you log in to the IoT Security portal and click
. It’s visible in the address bar of the web page displaying the XSOAR interface.
Launch Cortex XSOAR
To create an XSOAR engine, access the Cortex XSOAR interface (from the IoT Security portal, click
Launch Cortex XSOAR
Create New Engine
Shellas the type.
For installation instructions, see Install Cortex XSOAR Engines.
Configure IoT Security and Cortex XSOAR
- Log in to IoT Security and from there access Cisco Prime settings in Cortex XSOAR.
- Log in to IoT Security and then clickIntegrations.
- IoT Security uses Cortex XSOAR to integrate with Cisco Prime, and the settings you must configure to integrate with Prime are in the XSOAR interface. To access these settings, clickLaunch Cortex XSOAR.The Cortex XSOAR interface opens in a new browser window.
- ClickSettingsin the left navigation menu, search forcisco primeto locate it among other instances.
- Configure the Cisco Prime instance.
- ClickAdd instanceto open the settings panel.
- Enter the following and leave other settings at their default values:Name: Use the default name of the instance (Cisco Prime_instance_1) or enter a new one.Remember the instance name because you are going to use it again when creating jobs that Cortex XSOAR will run.Cisco Prime Server URL: Enter the Cisco Prime Server URL.Cisco Prime username: Enter the name of the NBI read-only user account you previously created in Cisco Prime.Password: Enter the password associated with the user account.Run on Single engine: Choose the XSOAR engine that you want to communicate with the Cisco Prime system.
- When finished, clickRun testorTest.If the test is successful, a Success message appears. If not, check that the settings were entered correctly and then test the configuration again.
- After the test succeeds, clickSave & exitto save your changes and close the settings panel.
- To enable Cisco Prime Integration Instance, clickEnable.
- Create a job for XSOAR to get a list of MAC addresses of active devices from IoT Security and then query Cisco Prime for details about the devices in the list.IoT Security and XSOAR only request details from Prime if a device has a MAC address. If your network has static IP devices without MAC addresses, they will not be included.Copy the name of the instance you just created, navigate to Jobs, and then click New Job at the top of the page.In the New Job panel that appears, enter the following and leave the other settings at their default values:Recurring: Select this because you want to periodically poll Cisco Prime for device details.Every: Enter a number and set the interval value (Minutes, Hours, Days, or Weeks) and select the days on which to run the job. This determines how often XSOAR sends a list of MAC addresses of currently active devices from IoT Security to Cisco Prime and receives device details in response.As a general rule of thumb, this job takes about 15 minutes per 1000 devices to complete. Other factors that might affect the time required to complete a job are the Cisco DNA Center API processing speed and settings.Name: Enter a name for the job.Playbook: ChooseCisco Prime Clients.Integration Instance Name: Paste the instance name you copied a few moments ago.Playbook Poll Interval: Enter a number (the value, though unspecified, is minutes) defining the period of time during which IoT Security must see device activity to include it in the list of currently active devices it provides to XSOAR. It’s common to use the same interval as the one above for running the recurring job.Site Names: By default, the XSOAR retrieves device data from all sites that IoT Security manages. If there are multiple sites and you want to get device data from a subset of them or Cisco Prime is managing a subset of them, specify them by name here. Separate multiple names with commas. Use quotation marks around names with spaces. Because the Cortex XSOAR UI opens in a new browser window, you can return to the previous window with the IoT Security portal and navigate toto view a list of site names.AdministrationSites and FirewallsSitesClickCreate new job.The job appears at the bottom of the Jobs list.
- Enable the job and run it.Check the Job Status for the job you created. If it’s Disabled, select its check box and then clickEnable.After you enable it, keep the check box selected and clickRun now. The Run Status changes from Idle to Running.At the defined interval, XSOAR begins the job by first requesting an active device list from IoT Security and then using that list to query Cisco Prime for client details, which it forwards to the IoT Security cloud.
- If you have multiple Prime instances, add more as necessary.To add another, clickAdd instance, configure the settings as previously explained, and then click Done.You can configure multiple instances with different XSOAR engines retrieving device information from the same Cisco Prime server. However, a single engine cannot retrieve information from multiple servers.
- Return to the IoT Security portal and check the status of the Cisco Prime integration.Three states can appear in the Status column on the Integrations page.
When you see that its status isActive, the setup for IoT Security/Cortex XSOAR integration with Cisco Prime is complete. At the defined interval, XSOAR begins the job by first requesting an active device list from IoT Security and then using that list to query Cisco Prime for client details, which it forwards to the IoT Security cloud.
- Disabledmeans that either the integration was never configured (its default state) or it was configured but intentionally disabled.
- Inactivemeans that the integration was configured and enabled but is not functioning properly, possibly due to a configuration error or network condition.
- Activemeans that the integration was configured and enabled and is functioning properly.
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