Direct Connect requirements
Review the requirements before you install and use Direct Connect.
In addition to a license for Direct Connect, make sure that your environment meets the following requirements.
|Platform||Version 7.2.314.2831 or later.
For more information, see Tanium Core Platform Installation Guide: Installing Tanium Server.
|Tanium™ Appliance||(Optional) If you are using a Tanium Appliance for your Zone Server, you must use Tanium operating system (TanOS) 1.5.2 or later.|
|Tanium Client||7.2.314.3211 or later|
|Tanium™ solutions that use the Tanium™ Client Recorder Extension||If you are using any of the following Tanium solutions that use the endpoint recorder, you must use the specified versions:
Direct Connect is installed and runs as a service on the Module Server. The impact on the Module Server is minimal and depends on usage.
Direct Connect supports Windows, Linux, and macOS endpoints.
Specific ports are needed to run Direct Connect.
The following ports are required for Direct Connect communication.
|Module Server||17475||Inbound||Connecting to the Module Server for direct connections to endpoints.|
|Zone Server1||17486||Inbound||The binding port that is used by the Zone Server for endpoint connections.
The default port number is 17486. If needed, you can specify a different port number when you configure the Zone Proxy.
|17487||Inbound||The binding port that is used by the zone server for module server connections.
The default port number is 17487. If needed, you can specify a different port number when you configure the Zone Proxy.
|17488||Inbound||The Direct Connect Zone Proxy installer automatically opens port 17488 on the Zone Server to allow communication between the Zone Server and the Module Server.|
1 These ports are required only when you use a Zone Server.
If you want to use Direct Connect to connect to endpoints that route to the module server through a Zone Server, you must install and configure the Direct Connect Zone Proxy on that zone server. For more information, see Configure Zone Proxies.
For best results, do not use a load balancer in front of your zone server. If you must use a load balancer, it must be configured for persistent TCP connections and the port that you configure in the Direct Connect Zone Proxy for the Endpoint Inbound Port must be open on the load balancer. By default, this port is 17486.
Use role-based access control (RBAC) permissions to restrict access to Direct Connect functions.
|Permission||Direct Connect Administrator||Direct Connect Read Only User||Direct Connect Service Account||Direct Connect User|
|Direct Connect API Read
Allows viewing of the Direct Connect workbench
|Direct Connect API Write
Perform operations using the API
|Direct Connect Cron Exec
Allows performing service account user work
|Direct Connect Endpoint Config Read
Allows viewing endpoint configuration settings
|Direct Connect Endpoint Config Write
Allows modification of endpoint configuration settings
|Direct Connect Endpoint Connect
Allows creating and using endpoint connections
|Direct Connect Logs Read
Allows viewing logs
|Direct Connect Service User Read
Allows viewing the service account user
|Direct Connect Service User Write
Allows modification of the service account user
|Direct Connect Session Read
Allows viewing endpoint connections
|Direct Connect Session Write
Allows managing endpoint connections
1 Denotes a provided permission.
|Permission||Content Set for Permission||Direct Connect Administrator||Direct Connect Read Only User||Direct Connect Service Account||Direct Connect User|
|Read Sensor||Direct Connect|
|Read Action||Direct Connect|
|Read Own Action||Direct Connect||1||1||1||1|
|Write Action||Direct Connect|
|Show Preview||Direct Connect||1||1||1|
|Read Plugin||Direct Connect||1||1||1||1|
|Execute Plugin||Direct Connect|
|Read Package||Direct Connect||1||1||1|
|Write Package||Direct Connect|
|Read Saved Question||Reserved|
|Read Saved Question||Base|
|Read Saved Question||Direct Connect|
1 Denotes a provided permission.
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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