Configuring SMB file share destinations

Server Message Block (SMB) file share destinations are not supported with Tanium as a Service.

You can send information from a connection source to a Server Message Block (SMB) file share.

Prerequisites

  • Connect 4.13.4 or later.
  • For Tanium Module Server on Tanium Appliance, 1.6.0 or later.
  • For Tanium Module Server on Windows, any supported version.

Specify general connection information

  1. On the Connect Home page, click Create Connection > Create.
  2. Enter a name and description for your connection.
  3. Enable the connection to run on a schedule.
    Select Enable. You can set up the schedule when you configure the rest of the connection. If the schedule is not enabled, the connection only runs when you manually run it.
  4. (Optional) Set the logging level.
    By default, the logging is set to Information. Set the log level to Trace or Debug if you are debugging the connection. To reduce the amount of logging, you can set the log level to Warning, Error, or Fatal.
  5. (Optional) Expand Advanced Settings to configure the following settings:

    Minimum Pass Percent

    Minimum percentage of the expected rows that must be processed for the connection to succeed.

    Memory Ceiling (GB)

    Maximum memory for the node process to run the connection.

Configure the connection source

The connection source determines what data you are sending to the destination. This data is usually information from Tanium, such as a saved question, question log, system status, or event. The settings vary depending on which source you choose.

Configure the SMB file share destination

Specify details about the file share that you want Connect to send the data.

  1. Name the destination.

    You can either indicate a unique name to save the configuration information as a new destination, or you can select an existing file destination from the list.
  2. Provide the server name and share name.

    The server must support NTLM authentication.

  3. (Optional) Specify the directory name.
  4. Indicate the file name.
  5. (Optional) Specify the domain or workgroup of the user.
  6. Specify the user name and password to access the file share.

Configure filters

(Optional) You can use filters to modify the data that you are getting from your connection source before it is sent to the destination.

For more information about the types of filters you can configure, see Reference: Filtering options.

Format data for SMB file share

You can choose to save your file in all of the available formats, as listed in Reference: Format types. Each format has slightly different configuration options, but all allow you to choose which column data to save.

You can change the Destination name of each column and Value Type to force the column to be a String, Numeric, or DateTime value.

If you choose Numeric for the value, you can specify a default value that is used if the data cannot be coerced into a numeric value. You can specify any negative or positive number.

If you choose DateTime for the value, specify the Date/Time format that you want to use for the column. For more information about using a variable, see Time stamp variables.

Schedule the connection

Connections can run at a highly configurable time interval, such as multiple times per hour, day, week, or month.

Update the schedule: 

  • Use the Generate Cron tab to build a schedule based on some common time intervals. This tab generates a Cron expression.
  • To view or edit the Cron expression directly, click the Edit Cron Expression tab.

Save and verify connection

  1. Click Create Connection > Create. When the connection gets created, your new connection displays in the list on the Connections page.
  2. To view details about when the connection is running, click the name of the connection. On the resulting connection details page, click the Runs tab.
  3. To view individual run logs, click the link in the Status column in the Runs table.