Configuring Enforce

If you did not install Enforce with the Apply All Tanium recommended configurations option, you must enable and configure certain features.

(Tanium Core Platform 7.4.5 or later only) You can set the Enforce action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding Enforce to your Tanium licenseimporting Enforce. This option enables you to control tools deployment through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the Tanium Enforce action group. For example, you might want to test tools on a subset of endpoints before deploying the tools to all endpoints. In this case, you can manually deploy the tools to an action group that you configured to target only the subset. To configure an action group, see Tanium Console User Guide: Managing action groups. To enable or disable restricted targeting, see Tanium Console User Guide: Dependencies, default settings, and tools deployment.

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

The following default settings are configured:

Setting Default value
Action group
  • Restricted targeting disabled (default): All Computers computer group
  • Restricted targeting enabled: No Computers computer group
Computer groups The Enforce tools group is set to All Computers.

Install and configure Configure Tanium Endpoint Configuration

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 Enforce, 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 solutions to Solutions cannot perform configuration changes or tool deployment through Endpoint Configuration on endpoints with action locks turned on, you must enable the Manifest Package Ignore Action Lock and Deploy Client Configuration and Support Package Ignore Action Lock settings. To access these settings, from the Endpoint Configuration Overview page, click Settings and select Global. on. As a best practice, do not turn on action locks. For more information about action locks, see Tanium Console User Guide: Managing action locks.

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

If you enabled configuration approvals, the following configuration changes must be approved in Endpoint Configuration before they deploy to endpoints:

  • Updating policy priorities
  • All policy enforcement updates

Configure Enforce

(Optional) Configure Enforce action group

Importing the Enforce module automatically creates an action group to target specific endpoints. If you did not use automatic configuration or you enabled restricted targeting when you imported Enforce, the action group targets No Computers.

If you used automatic configuration and restricted targeting was disabled when you imported Enforce, configuring the Enforce action group is optional.

Select the computer groups to include in the Enforce action group.

Clear the selection for No Computers and make Make sure that all operating systems that are supported by Enforce are included in the Enforce action group.

By default, the Enforce action group is set to the All Computers. You can update the action group if needed.

  1. From the Main menu, go to  Administration > Actions > Action Groups.
  2. Click Tanium Enforce to update the action group and then click Save.

Set up Enforce users

You can use the following set of predefined user roles to set up Enforce users.

To review specific permissions for each role, see User role requirements.

During installation, Enforce creates an Enforce user to automatically manage the Enforce service account. Do not edit or delete the Enforce user.

For more information about assigning user roles, see Tanium Core Platform User Guide: Manage role assignments for a user.

Enforce Administrator

Assign the Enforce Administrator role to users who manage the configuration and deployment of Enforce functionality to endpoints.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • Configure all Enforce service settings
  • Manage policies, policy templates, policy types, policy priorities, and enforcements
  • Manage recovery portal configuration

Enforce Defender Scan User

Assign the Enforce Defender Scan User role to users who view and create Defender scans.

Enforce Defender Scan Viewer

Assign the Enforce Defender Scan Viewer role to users who view Defender scans.

Enforce Endpoint Configuration Approver

Assign the Enforce Endpoint Configuration Approver role to a user who approves or rejects Enforce configuration items in Tanium Endpoint Configuration.

Enforce Operator

Assign the Enforce Operator role to users who manage the configuration and deployment of Enforce functionality to endpoints.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • Configure most Enforce service settings
  • Manage policies, policy templates, policy types, policy priorities, and enforcements

Enforce * Policy Administrator

Assign the Enforce * Policy Administrator role to users who manage and prioritize policies.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • View, create, and delete policies, policy templates, policy types, and reports
  • Prioritize policy priorities
  • Enforce policies and edit any policy enforcements

* You can additionally limit access by assigning the Linux, Mac, or Windows roles.

Enforce * Policy User

Assign the Enforce * Policy User role to users who manage policies.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • View and create policies and policy types
  • View, create, and delete reports
  • View policy templates
  • View and create policy priorities
  • Enforce policies

* You can additionally limit access by assigning the Linux, Mac, or Windows roles.

Enforce * Policy Viewer

Assign the Enforce * Policy Viewer role to users who view policies, policy templates, policy types, and reports.

* You can additionally limit access by assigning the Linux, Mac, or Windows roles.

Enforce Recovery Key Administrator

Assign the Enforce Recovery Key Administrator role to users who manage disk encryption recovery keys.

Enforce Recovery Key User

Assign the Enforce Recovery Key User role to users who manage disk encryption recovery keys.

Enforce Recovery Key Viewer

Assign the Enforce Recovery Key Viewer role to users who view disk encryption recovery keys.

Enforce Recovery Portal

Assign the Enforce Recovery Portal role to users who view disk encryption recovery keys and can be used as the Enforce Recovery Portal.

Enforce Recovery Portal Administrator

Assign the Enforce Recovery Portal Administrator role to users who manage recovery portal configuration.

Enforce Recovery Portal Viewer

Assign the Enforce Recovery Portal Viewer role to users who view recovery portal configuration and status.

Enforce Write Content Wipe Action

Assign the Enforce Content Wipe Action role to users who issue Windows Remediation actions that wipe, freeze, or recover endpoints.