Configuring Reveal

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

The following default setting is configured:

Setting Default value
Action group
  • Restricted targeting disabled (default): All Computers computer group
  • Restricted targeting enabled: No Computers computer group
Service account

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

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.

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 Reveal, 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.

Configure Reveal

Configure service account

The service account is a user that performs the following tasks for Reveal:

  • Creates scheduled actions for automatic tools deployment and indexing
  • Schedules automatic rules deployment
  • Gathers stats and results

After deploying the tools for the first time, endpoints can take some time to display status, depending on throttling configuration.

This user requires the following roles and access:

  • Tanium Administrator or Reveal Service Account 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 Reveal permissions, see User role requirements.

If you imported Reveal with default settings, the service account is set to the account that you used to perform the import. 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.

  1. On the Reveal Overview page, click Settings and then click Service Account if needed.
  2. Provide a user name and password, and then click Save.

Add computer groups to the Reveal action group

The action group defines the set of endpoints to which you are deploying the Reveal packages. By default, the Computer Group Targets setting for the Reveal action group is set to No Computers. You can set the action group to All Computers or any computer groups that you have defined.

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

Set up Reveal users

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

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

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

Reveal Administrator

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

  • Administrative functions for Reveal, including viewing, editing, and listing Reveal settings
  • Configure the service account user
  • Perform Reveal operations using the API
  • View snippets of affected files
  • View affected files
  • Perform a quick search
  • View, list, edit, and deploy rules
  • View, list, and edit rule sets
  • View, list, edit, and deploy validations
  • View the status of validation deployments
  • View the status of rules deployments

Reveal Operator

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

  • View, edit, and list Reveal settings
  • Perform Reveal operations using the API
  • View snippets of affected files
  • View affected files
  • Perform a quick search
  • View, list, edit, and deploy rules
  • View, list, and edit rule sets
  • View, list, edit, and deploy validations
  • View the status of validation deployments
  • View the status of rules deployments

Reveal User

Assign the Reveal User role to users who manage the configuration and deployment of Reveal functionality to endpoints but do not need to administer or configure settings for Reveal.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • Perform Reveal operations using the API
  • View snippets of affected files
  • View affected files
  • Perform a quick search
  • View, list, edit, and deploy rules
  • View, list, and edit rule sets
  • View, list, edit, and deploy validations
  • View the status of validation deployments
  • View the status of rules deployments

Reveal Read Only User

Assign the Reveal Read Only User role to users who need visibility into Reveal configurations but do not need rights to update them.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • Perform Reveal operations using the API
  • View rules and rule sets
  • View the status of validation deployments
  • View the status of rules deployments

Reveal Endpoint Configuration Approver

Assign the Reveal Endpoint Configuration Approver role to a user who approves or rejects Reveal configuration items in Tanium Endpoint Configuration.
This role can perform the following tasks: approve, reject, or dismiss changes that target endpoints where Reveal is installed.

Reveal Service Account

Assign the Reveal Service Account role to the account that configures system settings for Reveal.
This role can perform several background processes for Reveal.