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Creating Jira Response Action Rules

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You can create orchestration rules in USM Anywhere that automatically trigger a Jira response action when events match the criteria that you specify. For example, you might create a rule where USM Anywhere automatically creates a new Jira task when malware is detected so that a member of your response team can manage and address the issue.

Note: Before launching a Jira response action or creating a Jira orchestration rule, the AlienApp for Jira must be enabled and connected to your Jira instance. For more information, see Configuring the AlienApp for Jira.

After you create a rule, new alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation. or eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall. that match the rule conditions will trigger the Jira response action to create a new issue. The rule does not trigger for your existing alarms or events.

You can create a new rule in one of two ways.

  • From an Applied Response Action — You can automatically create a rule using the response action that you apply to an existing alarm. This makes it easy to set the matching conditions for the rule based on the existing item and use the same settings that you applied to that item.

    In the confirmation dialog, click Create rule for similar alarms or Create rule for similar events.

    Create a new rule using the Jira response action you applied

  • From the Rules page — The Rules page provides access to all of your orchestration rules. The Orchestration Rules list includes suppression rules, alarm rules, filtering rules, notification rules, and response action rules. You can create new rules using the specific matching conditions that you define, as well as edit, delete, and enable/disable rules. For more information about managing orchestration rules, see Orchestration Rules.

    Navigate to SETTINGS > RULES and select Response Action Rules on the left navigation panel. Then click Create Response Action Rule to define the new rule.

    Create a new response action rule

To define a new Jira response action rule

  1. Enter the Rule Name.

  2. Select the App Action for the rule and specify the information for the Jira issue.

    The Jira Parameters that you set will depend on the action that you select.

    Set options for the Jira response action rule

  3. Set the Project Name for the project where you want to create the new issue.

    The projects that are available for selection will depend on the projects that are permitted for the user account configured for the AlienApp for Jira.

  4. Set the Issue Type for the new issue.

    The issue types that are available for selection will depend on the types configured in your Jira instance for the selected project

  5. At the bottom of the dialog, set the Rule Condition parameters to specify the criteria for a matching alarm or event to trigger the rule.

    • If you create the rule from an applied action, this section provides suggested property/value pairs from the selected alarm or event that you can use as conditions for the rule. Click the Delete () icon for items that you do not want to include in the matching conditions. You can also add other conditions that are not suggested.
    • If you create the rule from the Rules page, you must use the Add Condition and Add Group functions to define the property/value pairs that you want to use as conditions for the rule.

    Click the More... link at the bottom of the dialog to display the optional multiple occurrence and window length parameters.

    Set the matching conditions for triggering the rule

  6. Click Save Rule.
  7. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.