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Install the Active Directory App and view the Dashboards

Install the Sumo Logic App

Now that you have set up collection for Active Directory, install the Sumo Logic App for Active Directory to use the pre-configured searches and dashboards that provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage.

To install the app:

  1. Select App Catalog, search for and select the app, and click Add to Library. (In the classic UI, click Library, click Apps, select the app, and click Install. If you don't find the app under Apps, it might be a preview app. Try clicking Preview to find the app.)
  2. Click Preview Dashboards if you'd like to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing.
  3. In the Install Application dialog box, select the installation path (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  4. Select either of these options for the log data source.
  • Choose Select from Existing Source Categories, and select the source catalog from the Source Category list.
  • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).
  1. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. See Welcome to the New Library for information on working with the library in the new UI.

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each Panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the Panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Sumo Logic recommends using the Sumo Logic App for Active Directory in combination with the Sumo Logic App for Windows.

Dashboards

The Sumo Logic application for Windows Active Directory (AD) includes several Dashboards that allow you instant access to information about your system's visitors, traffic, and web server operations.

Active Directory Information

This Dashboard will not display data unless you have downloaded and deployed the scripts, as described in Collecting Active Directory log files.

Topology. Displays your deployment's topology listing the forests, sites, domain DNs, and netbiosnames that have been active for the past two hours in a table.

Organizational Units per Domain. Shows the distinct organizational units per domain in a bar chart for the past two hours.

Groups per Domain. Provides information on the distinct groups per domain in a bar chart for the past two hours.

Computer OS per Domain. Displays the computer operating systems used by visitors to your site per domain for the past two hours.

Active Directory Service Activity

Top 10 Messages. Displays the top 10 messages reported in your system with message text and count in a table for the past 24 hours.

Rights Management. Reports the events for rights assigned or removed in timeslices of one hour for the past 24 hours using a combination line chart.

Messages Over Time by Category. Provides details on the messages reported by your system by category in timeslices of one hour over the last 24 hours, displayed in a combination line chart.

Logon/off Activity. Displays details on remote and interactive logon and logoff activity in timeslices of one hour for the past 24 hours using a stacked column chart.

Object Creation. Reports on creation events for users, computers, groups, and objects in timeslices of one hour for the past 24 hours using a stacked column chart.

Object Deletion. Reports on deletion events for users, computers, groups, and objects in timeslices of one hour for the past 24 hours using a combination line chart.

Active Directory Service Failures

Successes vs Failures. Displays the number of messages generated by your system for success vs failure in timeslices of one hour over the past 24 hours, in a stacked column chart.

Admin Activity by Category. Shows the administrator activity by category and count for the past 24 hours in a table.

Audit Failures Over Time. Displays the type and number of failures in timeslices of one hour for the past 24 hours in a stacked column chart.

All Failures by IP. Provides the IP addresses where failures have occurred along with the number of failures over the last 24 hours in a table.