Configuring Asset

Tanium as a Service automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

For instructions on installing and configuring Asset in an on-premises environment, see Installing Asset.

When you import Asset with automatic configuration, the following default settings are configured:

The following settings are configured by default:

  • The Asset service account is set to the account that you used to import the module.
  • The import schedule is set to start collecting data and generating reports.

Prepare endpoints

Manage solution configurations with Tanium Endpoint Configuration

Tanium Endpoint Configuration delivers configuration information and required tools for Tanium Solutions to endpoints. Endpoint Configuration consolidates the configuration actions that traditionally accompany additional Tanium functionality and eliminates the potential for timing errors that occur between when a solution configuration is made and the time that configuration reaches an endpoint. Managing configuration in this way greatly reduces the time to install, configure, and use Tanium functionality, and improves the flexibility to target specific configurations to groups of endpoints.

Endpoint Configuration is installed as a part of Tanium Client Management. For more information, see the Tanium Client Management User Guide: Installing Client Management.

Additionally you can use Endpoint Configuration to manage configuration approval. For example, configuration changes are not deployed to endpoints until a user with approval permission approves the configuration changes in Endpoint Configuration. For more information about the roles and permissions that are required to approve configuration changes for Asset, see User role requirements.

To use Endpoint Configuration to manage approvals, you must enable configuration approvals.

  1. From the Main menu, go to Administration > Shared Services > Endpoint Configuration to open the Endpoint Configuration Overview page.
  2. Click Settings and click the Global tab.
  3. Select Enable configuration approvals, and click Save.

For more information about Endpoint Configuration, see Tanium Endpoint Configuration User Guide.

Configure Asset

Configure Asset action group for file evidence content

(Optional) Asset includes file evidence content with sensors that are specific to Flexera. To collect Asset data for Flexera, this content must be deployed to the endpoints. The Tanium Asset action group and associated actions to deploy tools and distribute configurations are created by Tanium Endpoint Configuration. By default, the computer group target for the Tanium Asset action group includes all computers. You can change the target computer group, if necessary.

For more information about Flexera integration, see Flexera FlexNet Manager Suite: 2019 R1 or earlier.

  1. From the Main menu, go to Administration > Actions > Action Groups.
  2. In the list of action groups, click Tanium Asset.

  3. Click Edit, update the action group to include a computer group that has the computers you want to include in your Asset data, and click Save.

Set user permissions on computers

In addition to the Asset user roles that control access to Asset reports and settings as a whole, you can define more detailed permissions on computers that are based on individual attribute values. For example, you can create permissions that assign a user group permission to access information about Windows or Mac platform assets only. If a user belongs to multiple user groups, the permissions for all the user groups are combined with an OR operator.

Before you begin, you must have a user group to which you want to assign the Asset permissions. See Tanium Core Platform User Guide: Managing user groups. For the users in this user group to access Asset, they also must have an Asset user role assigned. See User role requirements.

  1. From the Asset Overview page, click Settings . Click the Permissions tab.
  2. Click Create Permissions.
  3. Select the user group from the list that you want to assign.
  4. Add a condition. This list of attributes is from the ci_item table of the Asset database.
    For example, to assign the user group permission to view Windows assets only, set to OS Platform contains Windows.
  5. Click Apply to create each condition.
  6. Click Create.

What to do next

See Getting started for more information about using Asset.