Installing Interact

Tanium as a Service automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

Use the Tanium Console Solutions page to install Interact 2.1 or later and choose automatic or manual configuration:

  • Automatic configuration with default settings: Interact is installed with any required dependencies and other selected solutions. This option is the best practice for most deployments. For more information, see Import Interact with default settings.
  • Manual configuration with custom settings: Interact is installed without any required dependencies or other solutions. For more information, see Import Interact with custom settings.

In Tanium Core Platform versions earlier than 7.4.2.2063, the Tanium Server automatically imports the Tanium Interact workbench and Interact content set after you install the server and sign in to the Tanium Console for the first time.

Before you begin

  • Read the release notes.
  • Review the Requirements.
  • Assign the correct roles to users for Interact. Review the User role requirements.
    • To import the Interact solution, you must be assigned the Administrator reserved role or a role that has the Import Signed Content permission.

Import Interact with default settings

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

No default settings are configured for Interact.

Setting Default value
Service account

The service account is set to the account that you used to import Interact.

Configuring a unique service account for each Tanium solution is an extra security measure to consider in consultation with the security team of your organization. See Configure service account.

To import Interact with automatic configuration, be sure to select the Apply Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium solutions. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify the Interact version.

Import Interact with custom settings

To import Interact without automatically configuring default settings, be sure to clear the Apply All Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify the Interact version.

To configure the service account, see Configure service account.

Manage dependencies for Tanium solutions

When you start the Interact workbench for the first time, the Tanium Console ensures that all of the required dependencies for Interact are installed at the required version. You must install all required Tanium dependencies before the Interact workbench can load. A banner appears if one or more Tanium dependencies are not installed in the environment. The Tanium Console lists the required Tanium dependencies and the required versions.

  1. Install the modules and shared services that the Tanium Console lists as dependencies, as described under Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions.
  2. From the Main menu, go to Modules > Interact to open the Interact Overview page.

Upgrade Interact

For the steps to upgrade Interact, see Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium solutions. After the upgrade, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify the Interact version.

Verify the Interact version

After you import or upgrade Interact, verify that the correct version is installed:

  1. Refresh your browser.
  2. From the Main menu, go to Modules > Interact to open the Interact Overview page.
  3. To display version information, click Info Info.