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SentinelOne Mgmt API Source

The SentinelOne Mgmt API Source collects data from the SentinelOne Management Console. It securely stores the required authentication, scheduling, and state tracking information.

Data from the following object types are collected from SentinalOne APIs:

  • activities
  • agents
  • threats

Once the Source is created it will start collecting historical data and maintain a polling interval of five minutes.

States

A SentinelOne Mgmt API Source tracks errors, reports its health, and start-up progress. You’re informed, in real-time, if the Source is having trouble connecting, if there's an error requiring user action, or if it is healthy and collecting by utilizing Health Events.

A SentinelOne Mgmt API Source goes through the following states when created:

  1. Pending: Once the Source is submitted it is validated, stored, and placed in a Pending state.
  2. Started: A collection task is created on the Hosted Collector.
  3. Initialized: The task configuration is complete in Sumo Logic.
  4. Authenticated: The Source successfully authenticated with SentinelOne.
  5. Collecting: The Source is actively collecting data from SentinelOne.

If the Source has any issues during any one of these states it is placed in an Error state.

When you delete the Source it is placed in a Stopping state, when it has successfully stopped it is deleted from your Hosted Collector.

On the Collection page, the Health and Status for Sources is displayed. Use Health Events to investigate issues with collection.

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Hover your mouse over the status icon to view a tooltip with a count of the detected errors and warnings.

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You can click on the status icon to open a Health Events panel with details on each detected issue.

Authentication

The SentinelOne Mgmt API Source requires authentication with a token associated with ApiToken. See how to generate an API Token from SentinalOne documentation. The following steps are provided as a guide.

To generate an API token:

  1. Log in to the SentinelOne Management Console with Admin user credentials.
  2. In the Management Console, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings view, click Users.
  4. Click New User.
  5. Enter the information for the new console user.
  6. In Role, select Admin.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Log in to the SentinelOne Management Console with the credentials of the new user.
  9. Navigate to Settings > Users.
  10. Select the newly added console user.
  11. Click Options.
  12. Click Generate API token.
  13. Copy or download this API Token.

Create a SentinelOne Mgmt API Source

When you create a SentinelOne Mgmt API Source, you add it to a Hosted Collector. Before creating the Source, identify the Hosted Collector you want to use or create a new Hosted Collector. For instructions, see Configure a Hosted Collector.

To configure a SentinelOne Mgmt API Source:

  1. In the Sumo Logic web app, select Manage Data > Collection > Collection
  1. On the Collectors page, click Add Source next to a Hosted Collector.
  1. Select SentinelOne Mgmt API.
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  1. Enter a Name to display for the Source in the Sumo web application. The description is optional.
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  1. (Optional) For Source Category, enter any string to tag the output collected from the Source. Category metadata is stored in a searchable field called _sourceCategory.
  2. Forward to SIEM. Check the checkbox to forward your data to Cloud SIEM Enterprise. When configured with the Forward to SIEM option the following metadata fields are set:
Field Name Value
_siemVendor SentinelOne
_siemProduct MGMT API
_siemFormat JSON
_siemEventID The type of data ingested. Possible options are activities - {id}threats - {id}, or agents. Agents has a _dataType of Inventory.
  1. (Optional) Fields. Click the +Add link to add custom log metadata Fields.
    • Define the fields you want to associate, each field needs a name (key) and value. 
      • green check circle.png A green circle with a check mark is shown when the field exists and is enabled in the Fields table schema.
      • orange exclamation point.png An orange triangle with an exclamation point is shown when the field doesn't exist, or is disabled, in the Fields table schema. In this case, an option to automatically add or enable the nonexistent fields to the Fields table schema is provided. If a field is sent to Sumo that does not exist in the Fields schema or is disabled it is ignored, known as dropped. 
  2. Base URL. Provide your SentinalOne Management URL. It's in this format: https://<your_management_url>.

  3. API Token. Provide the API Token you got from the SentinelOne Management Console. See Authentication above for details.

  4. Supported APIs to collect. Select one or more of the available APIs: activities, agents, and threats.

  5. When you are finished configuring the Source click Submit.

Error types

When Sumo Logic detects an issue it is tracked by Health Events. The following table shows the three possible error types, the reason the error would occur, if the Source attempts to retry, and the name of the event log in the Health Event Index.

Type Reason Retries Retry Behavior Health Event Name
ThirdPartyConfig Normally due to an invalid configuration. You'll need to review your Source configuration and make an update. No retries are attempted until the Source is updated. Not applicable ThirdPartyConfigError
ThirdPartyGeneric Normally due to an error communicating with the third party service APIs. Yes The Source will retry for up to 90 minutes, after which retries will be attempted every 60 minutes. ThirdPartyGenericError
FirstPartyGeneric Normally due to an error communicating with the internal Sumo Logic APIs. Yes The Source will retry for up to 90 minutes, after which retries will be attempted every 60 minutes. FirstPartyGenericError

JSON configuration

Sources can be configured using UTF-8 encoded JSON files with the Collector Management API. See how to use JSON to configure Sources for details. 

Parameter Type Required? Description Access
config JSON Object Yes Contains the configuration parameters for the Source.  
schemaRef JSON Object Yes Set to {"type":"SentinelOne Mgmt API"}. not modifiable
sourceType String Yes Set to Universal. not modifiable

The following table shows the config parameters for a SentinelOne Mgmt API Source.

Parameter Type Required Default Description Access
name String Yes   Type a desired name of the Source. The name must be unique per Collector. This value is assigned to the metadata field _source. modifiable
description String No null Type a description of the Source. modifiable
category String No null Type a category of the source. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourceCategory. See best practices for details. modifiable
fields JSON
Object
No   JSON map of key-value fields (metadata) to apply to the Collector or Source.

Use the boolean field _siemForward to enable forwarding to SIEM.
modifiable
base_url String Yes   Provide your SentinalOne Management URL. It's in this format: https://<your_management_url>. modifiable
api_secret String Yes   Provide your API Token from SentinalOne that you want to use to authenticate collection requests. modifiable
supported_apis Array of strings Yes   Define one or more of the available APIs to collect: activities, agents, and threats.

For example, for all three you'd use:
["activities","agents","threats"]
modifiable

SentinelOne Mgmt API Source JSON example:

{
  "api.version":"v1",
  "source":{
    "config":{
      "name":"SentinelOne",
      "supported_apis":["activities","agents","threats"],
      "api_secret":"********",
      "base_url":"https://usea1-partners.sentinelone.net/",
      "fields":{
        "_siemForward":false
      }
    },
    "schemaRef":{
      "type":"SentinelOne Mgmt API"
    },
    "state":{
      "state":"Collecting"
    },
    "sourceType":"Universal"
  }
}