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Carbon Black - ThreatExchange Connector

Carbon Black provides integration with ThreatExchange by retrieving Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) from specified communities. To support this integration, Carbon Black provides an out-of-band bridge that communicates with the ThreatExchange API.

Installation Quickstart

As root on your Carbon Black or other RPM based 64-bit Linux distribution server:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
curl -O
yum install python-cb-threatexchange-connector

Once the software is installed via YUM, copy the /etc/cb/integrations/threatexchange/connector.conf.example file to /etc/cb/integrations/threatexchange/connector.conf. Edit this file and place your Carbon Black API key into the carbonblack_server_token variable and your Carbon Black server's base URL into the carbonblack_server_url variable.

Once you have the connector configured for your API access, start the ThreatExchange service:

service cb-threatexchange-connector start

Any errors will be logged into /var/log/cb/integrations/threatexchange/threatexchange.log.


Version 1.2

Version 1.2 adds a custom User-Agent to the HTTP requests made to ThreatExchange.

Version 1.1

Version 1.1 of the ThreatExchange connector introduces persistent storage for historical ThreatExchange feed data. The connector will now only query for new indicators that have been produced since the last time it was run (by default, every two hours; configurable via feed_retrieval_minutes in the configuration file) and store all indicators for a maximum duration (by default, 7 days; configurable via tx_historical_days in the configuration file).

The feed data is stored in a SQLite database in /usr/share/cb/integrations/threatexchange/db/threatexchange.db.


If you suspect a problem, please first look at the ThreatExchange connector logs found here: /var/log/cb/integrations/threatexchange/threatexchange.log (There might be multiple files as the logger "rolls over" when the log file hits a certain size).


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