Installing Reputation

Use the Tanium Solutions page to install Reputation and choose either automatic or manual configuration:

  • Automatic configuration with default settings (Tanium Core Platform 7.4.2 or later only): Reputation is installed with any required dependencies and other selected products. After installation, the Tanium Server automatically configures the recommended default settings. This option is the best practice for most deployments. For more information about the automatic configuration for Reputation, see Import and configure Reputation with default settings.
  • Manual configuration with custom settings: After installing Reputation, you must manually configure required settings. Select this option only if Reputation requires settings that differ from the recommended default settings. For more information, see Import and configure Reputation with custom settings.

Before you begin

Import and configure Reputation with default settings

When you import Reputation with automatic configuration, the Reputation service account is set to the account that you used to import the module.

To import Reputation and configure default settings, be sure to select the Apply Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium modules. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Reputation version.

Import and configure Reputation with custom settings

To import Reputation without automatically configuring default settings, be sure to clear the Apply Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium modules. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Reputation version.

Configure service account

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

  • Reputation Service Account role
  • (Optional) Connect User role to send Reputation data to Tanium Connect

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

  1. From the Main menu, click Reputation to open the Reputation Home page.
  2. Click Settings and open the Service Account tab.
  3. Update the service account settings and click Save.

Configure reputation service settings

Reputation service settings determine the contents of the reputation database. These settings determine how often reputation items are scanned in the reputation source, how long to consider items as new, and how long to keep items in the database if their reputation status has not been referenced. For more information about these settings and how they affect the reputation items, see Reputation item life cycle.

To update these settings, click Settings and then click Reputation Service Settings.

The Keep Reports setting determines whether you want the full reports from the reputation source to be kept in the reputation database. You can choose to keep all reports, or only malicious and suspicious reports. Selecting only malicious and suspicious reports saves space in the database. If you are using VirusTotal as a connection source, use the keep all reports option to get the enhanced reporting information.

Upgrade Reputation

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

Verify Reputation version

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

  1. Refresh your browser.
  2. From the Main menu, click Reputation to open the Reputation Home page.
  3. To display version information, click Info Info.

What to do next

See Getting started for more information about using Reputation.