Installing Patch Feeds

Describes the steps to install a patch feed.

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Introduction

OpsRamp helps you to instantiate your own Patch Feed, apply custom ratings to Windows and Linux patches published by the OS vendor via APIs and patch devices against custom rated patches.

You can qualify the patches by providing the following attributes via API:

  • Patch rating (Whitelisted, Blacklisted)
  • CVE ID (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures identifier)

OpsRamp supports two types of patch feeds:

  • Windows patch feed – Generated from Microsoft authoritative source to contain all the patch data released by Microsoft for different operating system versions.
  • Linux patch feed – Generated from Linux repositories to contain patch data from different distributions of Linux from all its authoritative sources.

Install patch feed via Integration

You can install the patch feed for Windows and Linux from the Integrations page in Setup tab.

To install Patch Feed via Integration:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.
  3. Go to the Available Integrations section and click Patch.
  4. When the Windows or Linux Patch Feed appears, click the required OS patch feed.
  5. From PATCH FEED INTEGRATION, click Install.
  6. From Install Patch Feed Integration window, provide details for the following parameters:
    • Name: Refers to the unique name for the patch feed integration.
    • Upload Logo: You can browse to upload a logo of your organization.
    • Use Service Provider Feed: You can inherit Patch Qualifications and Available Patches details from your Service Provider.
  7. Click Install.
  8. From PATCH FEED INTEGRATION, the Authentication section in the API tab displays Authentication Type.

    Note: The default Authentication Type is OAUTH2.
  9. Click Save.
    Authentication section displays Tenant Id, Key, and Secret.
    Note: You can use the Key and Secret to generate the authentication token required for API.
  10. Copy the patch feed UID.
    Note: You can use the patch feed UID while rating the patches for the respective patch feed through API.

For more information on how to create a Patch Feed using API, click the Patch Feed API.