Defining applications

A business application is a collection of software components. You can create a business application by selecting a predefined application from the application catalog, or by defining your own application processes and ports.

Explore the application catalog

The application catalog includes a set of commonly-defined application definitions. You can import these definitions as an application in your environment and modify them as necessary.

  1. From the Map menu, click Applications, then click the Application Catalog tab.
  2. To import an application, click Import and provide your user account information.
  3. An application is created that contains the definition. Go to the Applications tab to edit the application.

Create application

  1. From the Map menu, click Applications. Click New Application.
  2. Enter a name and description for the application.
  3. Define software packages. The software packages that you define are known components of the business application. For example, if you have a web application that consists of a front end, database, and client, add packages for each of these pieces. The packages are combined with the OR operator, so any package in the list that returns true causes the application to be found on an endpoint. Click Add Package.
  4. Define rules. Each software package contains a set of rules that define processes, ports, and optional file paths. If the package consists of multiple processes or files, you can add more rules. Click New Rule > Process or New Rule > File. You might need to define ports for specific web applications. For file paths, you must specify a full path to the file in Windows or Linux style. If your package contains files on both Windows and Linux systems, add multiple rules.

    Package rules are combined with an AND operator. All rules must return true for the package to be considered found on an endpoint.
  5. Click Save. After you click Save, the endpoints should have the update within 1-2 minutes.

Edit application

When you edit an application, all maps that reference that application are affected.

  1. From the Map menu, click Applications. Click the name of the application that you want to edit.
  2. Before you update the application, review the list of maps that reference this application. All these maps are affected by the updates.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Save. After you click Save, the endpoints should have the update within 1-2 minutes.

Export application definition

You can export an application definition as a JSON file to back up the information or to import it into another Tanium Server

  1. From the Map menu, click Applications. Click the name of the application that you want to export.
  2. Click Export . The JSON file for the application definition downloads to your local downloads folder.

Import application definition

You can import an application definition JSON file.

  1. From the Map menu, click Applications.
  2. Click Import . Browse to the JSON file that contains the application definition and click Import.

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