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Rapid7 Source


The Rapid7 source collects asset and vulnerabilities from Rapid7 InsightVM API and sends it to Sumo Logic. InsightVM provides a fully available, scalable, and efficient way to collect vulnerability data and minimize risk. InsightVM automatically evaluates changes in user's networks, allowing security professionals to better understand and quickly manage the risk posed to their organization.


This source is available in all deployments, including the Fed deployment.

Data collected

Polling IntervalData
5 minAssets
5 minVulnerabilities


Vendor configuration

The Rapid7 InsightVM source requires you to provide a region and organizational API key to access the data. Follow the instructions from Rapid7 documentation, to determine the Region and Organizational API key.

Source configuration

When you create an Rapid7 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 an Rapid7 Source:

  1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  2. On the Collection page, click Add Source next to a Hosted Collector.
  3. Search for and select Rapid7.
  4. Enter a Name for the Source. The description is optional.
  5. (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.
  6. (Optional) Fields. Click the +Add button to 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 in the Fields table schema.
    • orange exclamation point.png An orange triangle with an exclamation point is shown when the field doesn't exist in the Fields table schema. In this case, an option to automatically add the nonexistent fields to the Fields table schema is provided. If a field is sent to Sumo Logic that does not exist in the Fields schema it is ignored, known as dropped.
  7. Enter the Region of Rapid7 InsightVM platform.
  8. Enter the API Key for authorization.

Metadata fields

_siemDataTypeInventorySet when Forward To SIEM is checked.
_siemProductInsightVMSet when Forward To SIEM is checked.
_siemVendorRapid7Set when Forward To SIEM is checked.

JSON schema

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. 

schemaRefJSON Object{"type":"Rapid7"}YesDefine the specific schema type.
sourceTypeString"Universal"YesType of source.
configJSON ObjectConfiguration objectYesSource type specific values.

Configuration Object

nameStringYesnullType a desired name of the source. The name must be unique per Collector. This value is assigned to the metadata field _source."mySource"
descriptionStringNonullType a description of the source."Testing source"
categoryStringNonullType a category of the source. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourceCategory. See best practices for details."mySource/test"
fieldsJSON ObjectNonullJSON map of key-value fields (metadata) to apply to the Collector or Source. Use the boolean field _siemForward to enable forwarding to SIEM.{"_siemForward": false, "fieldA": "valueA"}
regionStringYesRegion of the Insight platform. Know more about Supported regions.
apikeyStringYesnullAPI Key for the account authorization.

JSON example

"api.version": "v1",
"source": {
"config": {
"name": "Rapid7",
"description": "Test Source",
"category": "source_category",
"env": "dev",
"region": "us",
"apiKey": "215c96c6-19a6-48e9-955f-253593xxxxxx"
"schemaRef": {
"type": "Rapid7"
"sourceType": "Universal"

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Terraform example

resource "sumologic_cloud_to_cloud_source" "rapid7_source" {
collector_id =
schema_ref = {
type = "Rapid7"
config = jsonencode({
"name": "Rapid7",
"description": "Test Source",
"category": "source_category",
"env": "dev",
"region": "us",
"apiKey": "215c96c6-19a6-48e9-955f-253593xxxxxx"
resource "sumologic_collector" "collector" {
name = "my-collector"
description = "Just testing this"

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