Configure global threatlist settings to retrieve threat intelligence
Use the Splunk Enterprise app UI to configure global threatlist settings to extract value from your intelligence data and transform the data based on your requirements.
Configure proxy server settings
If you use a proxy server to send intelligence to Splunk Enterprise Security, you must apply the same proxy server settings to all the
[threatlist] stanzas in the
inputs.conf configuration file. Use Splunk Enterprise Security UI to configure the proxy server settings for all
- From the Enterprise Security menu bar, select Configure > Data Enrichment > Threat Intelligence Management. This displays the list of downloaded intelligence documents in the app that are sorted by Interval, Type, URL, Weight, and Status.
- Click on the Global Settings tab.
This displays the panel to configure the proxy server settings.
- Use the following table to configure the proxy server settings:
Setting Description Example Proxy Server Proxy server IP address The Proxy Server cannot be a URL. For example,
Proxy Port Port to access the proxy server
Proxy User Proxy user credential for the proxy server. Only basic and digest authentication methods are supported.
The user must correspond to the name of a credential stored in Credential Management. This is a required field.
Proxy User Realm Splunk Enterprise Security secure storage realm of the corresponding proxy user. Used to build the ID of the Splunk Enterprise secure storage array. (Optional) This value is different from remote site credentials.
For more information on configuring a proxy, see Configure a proxy for retrieving intelligence.
Configure parse modifier settings
When threat intelligence data is ingested, fields are often embedded within each other. By configuring threatlist settings you can separate the fields. Extraction of field and their corresponding values is based on when threat documents are processed and written to their respective threat collections. Configure parse modifier settings to extract fields from the threat intelligence data.
- From the Enterprise Security menu bar, select Configure > Data Enrichment > Threat Intelligence Management > Sources. This displays the list of downloaded intelligence documents in the app that are sorted by Interval, Type, URL, Weight, and Status.
- Click on the Global Settings tab.
This displays the Parse Modifier settings panel.
You have the option to enable any of the following parse modifier settings:
- Certificate Attribute Breakout
- IDNA Encode Domains
- Parse Domain from URL
- Enable the parse modifier setting based on your requirements.
Enable Certificate Attribute Breakout to parse fields in the
For example: A raw certificate issuer field may be a single string as follows:
C = US, ST = CA, L = San Francisco, O = The Company Name, OU = The Organizational Unit Name, CN = The common name, emailAddress = firstname.lastname@example.org, STREET=123 main street
Multiple other potential fields may exist within this single string. When you parse fields in the
certificate_issuerfields by enabling the Certificate Attribute Breakout parse modifier, all extra fields are parsed from the raw
certificate_issuerfield and stored into their own fields in the collection as follows:
- 'certificate_issuer_common_name': 'The common name',
- 'certificate_issuer_email': 'email@example.com',
- 'certificate_issuer_locality': 'San Francisco',
- 'certificate_issuer_organization': 'The Company Name',
- 'certificate_issuer_state': 'CA',
- 'certificate_issuer_street': '123 main street',
- 'certificate_issuer_unit': 'The Organizational Unit Name'
certificate_subject fieldfields by enabling the Certificate Attribute Breakout parse modifier, parsing occurs as follows:
- 'certificate_subject_common_name': 'The common name',
- 'certificate_subject_email': 'firstname.lastname@example.org',
- 'certificate_subject_locality': 'San Francisco',
- 'certificate_subject_organization': 'The Company Name',
- 'certificate_subject_state': 'CA',
- 'certificate_subject_street': '123 main street',
- 'certificate_subject_unit': 'The Organizational Unit Name'
If you want to extract a hostname from a URL, you may enable Parse Domain from URL. Enable the Parse Domain from URL to parse the
domainfield form the
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.5.0 Cloud only