Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence Hosted - User Guide

Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence Getting started Settings Collaborators Collector agents Licensing Rules Risk Verification Reports

Introduction to Collector Agents

Accessed from the Configuration drop-down menu, the Collector Agents page is used for configuring the collector agents that Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence will use to collect entitlement data that can then be evaluated to better understand the data source. The Collector Agents page is also available to view status information and messages once you have installed the Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence collector agent to collect entitlement data from a data source.

Adding collector agents to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence

The following explains how to add a collector agent to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence in order to begin collecting entitlement data.

NOTE: You cannot install multiple collector agents on the same machine.

NOTE: The data collected by the data source module(s) associated with the collector agent will remain within Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence until it has been purged. For more information, see Purging data.

IMPORTANT: Read the Additional hardware and software requirements before installing a collector agent.

To add a collector agent

  1. From the Collector Agent page, click Add a collector agent to open the Add Collector Agent dialog.
  2. Copy and save the registration code. This code is requested during the collector agent installation and will only be valid for 15 minutes.
  3. Use Download Collector Agent Installer to download the collector agent installer. Clicking About Collector Agent in the dialog provides additional copyright and third party component information.
  4. Once downloaded, run the IAI.Collector.Installer.msi installer package and follow the instructions in the Starling IARI Collector Setup dialog to complete the installation. The installer will automatically close once installation is complete.
  5. Once installation has been successfully completed, close the Add Collector Agent dialog to return to the Collector Agents page.

    The page will automatically refresh once the collector agent has been installed. The new collector agent appears listed on the Collector Agents page with a green check mark to indicate the collector agent has been installed correctly and is able to communicate with Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence. You are now able to add modules to the collector agent (see Adding data source modules to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence).

Collector Agent page

The Collector Agent page is displayed when the Collector Agents link is selected from the Configuration drop-down menu located in the navigation bar. The Collector Agent page is used for adding and managing the collector agents and data source modules that are configured for your account.

The following information appears once at least one collector agent has been installed.

Search for collector agents

Use this field to filter the list of collector agents appearing at the bottom of this page.

Add Collector Agent

This button is used for adding a new collector agent. For more information, see Adding collector agents to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence.

The following information appears in the table at the bottom of the page once at least one collector agent has been configured.

Host

This is the host name for the collector agent.

Number of Modules

This is the number of data source modules currently configured for the collector agent.

Last Communication

This displays the time of the last communication between the collector agent and the Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence cloud service. This communication is done through an HTTPS call on port 443 and cannot be configured. This check is in order to ensure communication between the two components is active and secure.

Status

This indicates the current status of the connection. Mousing over the displayed icon provides a brief explanation of the current status.

More Details

Clicking this button displays information regarding the currently installed versions of both the collector agent and the installer.

Actions

This drop-down menu displays the following configuration options:

  • Edit: This option provides access to the Data Source Modules page where you can add and manage data source modules for use by the collector agent.
  • Uninstall: This option uninstalls the collector agent as well as any configured data source modules. For more information, see Uninstalling a collector agent.
  • About Collector Agent: This option provides additional copyright and third party component information regarding the installed collector agent.

Adding data source modules to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence

Once you have finished Adding collector agents to Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence you need to configure modules for that source.

IMPORTANT: Read the Additional hardware and software requirements before adding a data source module.

NOTE: Only one module of each type can be added to each collector agent.

NOTE: The amount of time needed to collect data will increase if the network is slow between the machine where the collector agent is installed and the machine it is collecting data from.

Related Documents