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Configure Plugins

Most of the plugins in USM Appliance do not require additional configuration after they are enabled, especially if you enable the plugin on an asset. But if you choose to enable the plugin at the sensor level and USM Appliance does not provide the required configuration files on the sensor, or if you are enabling a database plugin, an SDEE plugin, or a WMI plugin, you will need to perform some extra steps before the plugin can operate correctly.

This section describes the minimal configuration tasks for these plugin types. Most of the tasks require that you connect to the AlienVault Console through SSH and jailbreak the system to gain command line access. It is recommended that you are familiar with some basic Linux commands as well as a terminal-based text editor, such as vim or nano.