Configuring Map

If you did not install Map 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 module action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding the module to your Tanium licenseimporting the module. This option enables you to control tools deployment through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the module 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 Map with automatic configuration, the following default settings are configured:

The following settings are configured by default: 

Setting Default value
Action group
  • Restricted targeting disabled (default): All Windows Servers and All Linux computer groups
  • Restricted targeting enabled: No Computers computer group
Service account The service account is set to the account that you used to import the module.

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

Prepare endpoints

Windows systems

Install the Tanium Event Recorder Driver on Windows servers. If you want to extend the scope of your Map deployment to include other Windows devices, make sure that the Tanium Event Recorder Driver is installed on the additional devices.

  1. From the Tanium Home page, ask the question: Get Tanium Driver Status from all machines with Windows OS Type contains Windows Server and click Search.
  2. Select Install Recommended.
  3. From the Deploy Action page, select Install Tanium Driver.
  4. Validate successful installations by checking the validation query that runs at the end of the package installation.
  5. Collect the action logs from any endpoints that fail the validation query using Live Response.
  6. Run the action Remove Tanium Driver on any endpoints that return anything other than SERVICE_RUNNING for the Tanium Event Recorder Driver service status.

Linux systems

Install and enable the audit daemon and disable raw logging on Linux systems.

  1. Verify that the recent stable version of the audit daemon and audispd-plugins are installed. From the Tanium Home page, ask the question: Get Running Processes contains auditd from all machines with Is Linux contains true. For more information, see Identify Linux endpoints that are missing auditd .
  2. Verify that raw logging is disabled.
    1. Ask the question: Get Client Extensions - Status from all machines with Is Linux contains true. If raw logging is enabled, a health_check status is returned.

      If you do not have the Client Extensions - Status sensor, you can get the Tanium CX content by installing Tanium Client Management. See Tanium Client Management User Guide.

    2. Deploy the Recorder - Disable Raw Logging [Linux] package to Linux endpoints to disable raw logging. This package edits the auditd.conf file with the appropriate settings.
  3. Check if any other tools outside of Tanium are used to modify the audit daemon.

Configure Map

Configure service account

The service account is a user that runs several background processes for Map. This user requires the following roles and access:

  • Tanium Administrator role.

  • If you installed Tanium Client Management, Endpoint Configuration is installed, and by default, configuration changes initiated by the module service account (such as tool deployment) require approval. You can bypass approval for module-generated configuration changes by applying the Endpoint Configuration Bypass Approval permission to this role and adding the relevant content sets. For more information, see Tanium Endpoint Configuration User Guide: User role requirements.

For more information about Map permissions, see User role requirements.

  1. From the Main menu, go to Modules > Map.
  2. Click Settings and open the Service Account tab.
  3. Update the service account settings and click Save.

Deploy Map tools

Configure Map action group

By default, the Map action group is set to the All Windows Servers and All Linux computer groups. You can update the action group if needed. After you configure the action group, the Map tools are deployed to the selected endpoints automatically.

(Tanium Core Platform 7.4.5 or later only) You can set the module action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding the module to your Tanium licenseimporting the module. This option enables you to control tools deployment through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the module 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.

If you update the action group from the default, verify that the Tanium Event Recorder Driver is installed on the endpoints in the computer group. See Prepare endpoints.

  1. From the Main menu, go to Administration > Actions > Action Groups.
  2. In the list of action groups, select Tanium Map.
  3. Click Edit, select computer groups to include in the action group, and click Save.

After deploying the tools for the first time, endpoints can take up to 20 minutes to return results that can be seen in application discovery or endpoint maps.