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Cortex XSIAM Administrator Guide

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You can add a new data source with the Data Source Onboarder. The Onboarder installs the data source, sets up an instance, configures playbooks and scripts, and other recommended content. The Onboarder offers default (customizable) options, and displays all configured content in a summary screen at the end of the process.

  1. Select SettingsData Sources.

  2. Select one of the following options:

    • + Add Data Source

    • + Add New Instance for an integrated data source by clicking the menu in the right corner of an existing data source. Then skip to Step 4.

  3. Select a data source to onboard and click Connect.

    Hovering over a data source displays information about the data source and its integrations. Data sources that are already integrated are highlighted green and show Connect Another Instance. To see details of existing integrations, click on the number of integrations.

    The data sources are drawn from the Marketplace, Custom Collectors, and integrations. If you search for a data source and No Data Sources Found, click Try searching the Marketplace, to view the marketplace page prefiltered for your search. If there are no available options in the Marketplace, you can use one of the Custom Collectors to build your own.


    • Only data sources with a single integration are listed.

    • Not all Content packs are supported.

    • When adding XDR data sources the Data Source Onboarder is not available, however, you can still enable the data source. Cortex XSIAM then creates an instance and lists it on the Data Sources page.

  4. In the New Data Source window, complete the mandatory fields in the Connect section.

    For more information about the fields, click the question mark icon.

  5. (Optional) Under Collect, select Fetched alerts and complete the fields.

  6. Under Recommended Content, review and customize the options.

    The items in this section are content specific. Some options are view only and others are customizable. Click on each option for more information:

    • Classifiers & Mappers

    • Data Normalization: Parsing rules and data models

    • Correlations: Correlation rules included in the pack

    • Automation: Playbooks and Scripts included in the pack.

      You can select the Playbooks and Scripts that you want to enable. By default, recommended options are selected. Any unselected content is added as disabled content. Depending on the selected playbook, some scripts are mandatory.

    • Dashboards & Reports: Recommended dashboards, widgets, and reports


    • If you are adding a new instance to an existing data source, these options are View only.

      You can adjust the view only options on the relevant page in the system, for example Correlations, Playbooks, or Scripts.

    • Cortex XSIAM automatically installs content packs with required dependencies and updates any pre-installed optional content packs. You can also Select additional content packs with optional dependencies to be configured during connection.

  7. Test the configuration.

    If the test fails, you can Run Test & Download Debug Log to debug the error.

  8. Connect the data source.

  9. Review the configuration in the summary screen.

    If errors occurred during the test, you can click See Details and Back to Edit to revise your configuration. For advanced configuration, click on an items to open a new window to the relevant page in the system (for example, Correlations or Playbooks) filtered by the configuration.

  10. Click Finish to return to the Data Sources page.