Creating an Outbound TAXII Exchange Feed

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2018 11:11PM EDT
Organization Administrator
A Source administered by the Organization

Overview

An Outbound TAXII™ Exchange Feed pushes STIX™ (Structured Threat Information eXpression)–formatted data to a TAXII server via a mailbox.

Steps

  1. Log in with an Owner account valid for the desired Source.
  2. On the top navigation bar (Figure 1), click POSTS (Figure 1) to access the Posts screen (Figure 2).
  3. From the HOME dropdown menu, or from the Intelligence Sources menu on the left-hand side of the page, select a Source, and the Source Profile screen will appear (Figure 3).
  4. Click on the Source Config  icon, and the Source Config screen will appear with the Attribute Types tab selected (Figure 4).
  5. Click the Data tab, and the Data screen will appear (Figure 5).
  6. Click the + NEW OUTBOUND button, and the Configure Outbound TAXII Exchange window will appear with the TAXII tab highlighted (Figure 6).
    • Name: Click inside the box to enter a name.
    • URL: Click inside the box to enter a URL.
    • Discovery URL: Click inside the box, if applicable, to enter a Discovery URL.
    • Translator Version: Click on the drop-down menu to choose the format of the outbound STIX. STIX 1.1.1 Indicators TC_V2 is the recommended translator. It converts ThreatConnect Indicators to individual STIX Indicators and is compatible with the TC_V2 Parser. It also inserts pipe-delimited metadata (Description, Source, Threat Rating, ThreatAssess score, False Positives, and Owner) into each Indicator’s description and includes Observations and Confidence Rating in separate STIX fields. STIX 1.1.1 Indicators TC_V1 (Legacy Translator) aggregates multiple ThreatConnect Indicators into a single watchlist for a particular type of Indicator and is compatible with the TC_V1 Parser.
    • Exchange is Active: Click on the gray rectangle to toggle between Yes and No.
    • TAXII Version 1.0: Click on the gray rectangle to toggle between No and Yes. A selection of No indicates that TAXII Version 1.1 is to be used.
    • Default Threat Rating: Click the checkbox to enter a default Threat Rating. Five skulls will appear. Select the number of skulls to assign a Threat Rating.
    • Default Confidence Rating: Click the checkbox to enter a default Confidence Rating. A slide will appear. Move the button to assign a Confidence Rating.
  7. Click the Next button, and the Login screen will appear (Figure 7).
    • URL: Verify that the URL displayed is the one entered in the previous step.
    • Username and Password: Click in the boxes to enter each field.
    • Enable 2-way Authentication: Click on the gray rectangle and toggle to Yes to provide a Certificate. Provide the Private Key and Certificate found in the .pem certificate file.
    • TEST CONNECTION: Click on this button to test the connection.
    • Select the appropriate Service.
  8. Click the Next button, and the Inbox screen will appear (Figure 8).
    • Inbox: Click in the box to enter a name.
    • Check for available inboxes: Click on the blue text to view and select an Inbox.
  9. Click the Next button, and the Schedule screen will appear (Figure 9).
    • Next Execution Time: Click in the box, and a calendar will pop up to select the date and time.
    • Collection Interval: Click inside the box to manually change the time, or use the plus and minus signs to set the time (in hours).
    • Initialize Data From: Click in the box, and a calendar will pop up to select the date.
  10. Click the Next button, and the Labels screen will appear (Figure 10). Use the Package TLP dropdown menu to select the Traffic Light Protocol level that will limit the data pushed by the feed.
  11. Click the Next button, and the Confirm screen will appear (Figure 11). Confirm that the entered information is correct.
  12. Click the SAVE button.
 
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