Requirements

Review the requirements before you install and use Deploy.

Tanium dependencies

In addition to a license for the Deploy product module, make sure that your environment also meets the following requirements.

Component Requirement
Platform 7.0.314.6319 or later.

Enhanced functionality is available with version 7.0.314.6573 and later. Installing Taniumâ„¢ Interact is also suggested.

For role-based access control (RBAC), you must have Tanium Platform 7.1.314.3214 or later.

7.2.314.3019 or later.

Tanium Client

6.0.314.1540 or later (Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later, and Windows Server 2008 or later).

7.2.314.2962 or later (Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later, and Windows Server 2008 or later).

Tanium End-User Notifications 1.5.0.0060 or later.

Tanium Server and Module Server

Deploy is installed and runs as a service on the Module Server host computer. The impact on the Module Server is minimal and depends on usage.

The Deploy service on the Module Server requires access to the websites to download binaries for the packages gallery templates.

Software Package Domain Port
7-zip 7-zip.org 443
Adobe Acrobat DC1 download.adobe.com 443
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC download.adobe.com 443
Adobe AIR download.macromedia.com 443
Adobe Flash Player fpdownload.macromedia.com 443
Adobe Shockwave EOL2 fpdownload.macromedia.com 443
Box Drive e3.boxcdn.net 443
Citrix Workspace (formerly Citrix Receiver) downloadplugins.citrix.com 443
code4ward GmbH Royal TS download.royalapplications.com 443
Dropbox clientupdates.dropboxstatic.com 443
FileZilla download.filezilla-project.org 443
Google Chrome dl.google.com 443
Google Drive File Stream dl.google.com 443
Microsoft Power BI Desktop downloads.microsoft.com 443
Microsoft Skype Desktop Client *.azureedge.net 443
Microsoft Visual Studio Code code.visualstudio.com 443
Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade3 content.tanium.com 443
Mozilla Firefox releases.mozilla.org 443
Notepad++ notepad-plus-plus.org 443
Oracle Java Runtime javadl.oracle.com 443
VideoLAN VLC Media Player download.videolan.org 443
VMware Workstation Player4 download3.vmware.com 443
Wireshark 1.na.dl.wireshark.org 443
Zoom d11yldzmag5yn.cloudfront.net 443

1 Update operation only.

2 Remove operation only.

3 Windows 10 Operating System media is not included in this package gallery template. For more information, see Tanium Community: How to execute a Windows 10 upgrade with Tanium Deploy: Setup.

4 Update and Remove operations only.

For more information about Tanium Server and Module Server sizing guidelines, see Tanium Core Platform Installation Guide: Host system sizing guidelines.

Endpoints

Contact your Technical Account Manager (TAM) for customized tuning to your environment. For more information, see Tanium Platform User Guide: Managing Global Settings.

System environment variables

The use of environment variables when you refer to file paths in Deploy is recommended over the use of explicit file paths. This method provides independence from differing paths based on operating system language or architecture, and allows the construction of a dynamic path at the time of execution.

Process Architecture System Environment Variable Path
32-bit process on 32-bit Windows %PROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files\Common Files
32-bit process on 64-bit Windows %PROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files (x86)
%PROGRAMFILESX86% C:\Program Files (x86)
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES(X86)% C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
%COMMONPROGRAMW6432% C:\Program Files\Common Files
%PROGRAMW6432% C:\Program Files

Additional environment variables that are available to the System account, such as %SystemDrive%, %SystemRoot%, %WinDir%, are also supported.

Host and network security requirements

Specific ports and processes are needed to run Deploy.

Ports

The following ports are required for Deploy communication.

Component Port Direction Purpose
Module Server 17463 Loopback Internal purposes; not externally accessible

Security exclusions

If security software is in use in the environment to monitor and block unknown host system processes, your security administrator must create exclusions to allow the Tanium processes to run without interference.

Table 1:   Deploy security exclusions
Target device Process
Module Server node.exe

or

"<Tanium Module Server>\services\deploy-service\node.exe" service.js

Endpoint computers

<Tanium>\Tanium End User Notification Tools\bin\end-user-notifications.exe

<Tanium Client>\Python27\TPython.exe

<Tanium Client>\Tools\Deploy\py\deploy\tools\active-user-sessions.exe

Exclude the following directories from on-access or real-time scans:

  • <Tanium>\Tanium End User Notification Tools
  • <Tanium Client>

User role requirements

Tanium 7.0

The following user roles are supported in Deploy:

Administrator

Can install Deploy; can create, modify, or delete packages and bundles; can create, modify, delete, or run deployments

Content Administrator

Can create, modify, or delete packages and bundles; can create, modify, delete, or run deployments

Tanium 7.1 or later

For Tanium Platform version 7.1.314.3214 or later, Deploy uses RBAC permissions that control access to the Deploy workbench. The four predefined roles are Deploy Administrator, Deploy Package Administrator, Deploy User, and Deploy Read Only User.

Table 2:   Deploy user role privileges for Tanium 7.1.314.3214 or later
Privilege Deploy Administrator Deploy Package Administrator Deploy User Deploy Read Only User

Show Deploy1

View the Deploy workbench


2

2

2

2

Deploy Use Api

Perform Deploy operations using the API


2

2

2

2

Deploy Module Read

Read access to the Deploy module






Deploy Module Write

Write access to the Deploy module






Deploy Settings Write

Write access to global settings in the Deploy module






Deploy Deployments Write

Create and modify deployments






Deploy Maintenance Windows Write

Create, modify, and delete maintenance windows





1 To install Deploy, you must have the reserved role of Administrator.

2 Denotes a provided permission.

 

Table 3:   Provided Deploy Micro Admin and Advanced user role permissions for Tanium 7.1.314.3214 or later
Permission Role Type Content Set for Permission Deploy Administrator Deploy Package Administrator Deploy User Deploy Read Only User
Read User Group Micro Admin  
Read Computer Group Micro Admin  
Ask Dynamic Questions Advanced  
Read Sensor Advanced Reserved
Read Sensor Advanced Default
Read Sensor Advanced Base
Read Sensor Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Action Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Action1 Advanced End-User Notifications
Write Action Advanced Deploy Content Set
Write Action1 Advanced End-User Notifications
Approve Action Advanced Deploy Content Set
Execute Plugin Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Package Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Package1 Advanced End-User Notifications
Write Package Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Saved Question Advanced Deploy Content Set
Read Saved Question1 Advanced End-User Notifications
Write Saved Question Advanced Deploy Content Set
Write Saved Question1 Advanced End-User Notifications

1 Denotes a provided permission when the Tanium End-User Notifications shared service is installed.

For more information and descriptions of content sets and permissions, see the Tanium Core Platform User Guide: Users and user groups.

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