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πŸ€– How do I enable and operate CloudBot?
πŸ€– How do I enable and operate CloudBot?

CloudBot automatically adds any new external IP addresses or hostnames in cloud accounts as Intruder targets – so you don't have to

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Written by Patrick Craston
Updated over a week ago

Note: CloudBot is only available for customers on our Pro, Premium and Vanguard plans.


Activate CloudBot

You can enable it in two ways:

When you first add the cloud account:

Protect targets on your cloud account πŸ‘‰ Import your cloud targets into Intruder
​Without any additional effort, your targets will be auto-enrolled in any scans set to run on all targets.

Run scans against your cloud tags πŸ‘‰ Import you cloud tags
​Use them to organize and manage your targets, scans and portal more effectively.

Immediately scan new targets πŸ‘‰ Scan your targets on import
​Automatically scan newly detected and imported cloud targets.

Once the cloud account has already been added:

Head to Targets page > Select the cloud account > Settings > toggle Automatically sync new targets to on (the toggle will turn green) and hit refresh:
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Manage what gets imported

Automatically sync new targets

Automatically adds cloud targets to the Intruder portal when instances are spun up and remove them when targets are decommissioned in your cloud account. The licence will only be assigned when the target is scanned.
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Please be aware, Auto-add target will not add any targets previously excluded from scanning, You'll need to add those manually.

Add targets based on a rule

Only assets that adhere to that rule will be added to the Intruder platform; this applies to present targets as well as any future ones that we find.
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You can add as many rules as you like.

⚠️ It's worth noting that enabling a rule will remove any previously imported cloud targets that don't adhere to it.

  1. Head to the Targets page > click on the relevant cloud account > click Settings > Selective sync, click + Add rule
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  2. Use the dropdown to select one of the options:


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  3. Use the next dropdown to make your choice:
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  4. As soon as it's been added you'll see the rule appear and your targets will update. Clicking the trash can emoji will delete it.
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Remove imported targets

Maybe you accidentally imported the wrong thing; want to exclude one or two from a valid rule, or simply don't want your licenses being assigned yet, we've got you covered. Just select from the list and hit the Exclude button:
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Manage what gets scanned

Auto-scan targets

Any cloud assets matching your import rules will be scanned as soon as they're detected + added to the platform.

Head to your Targets > Cloud accounts > Click account > Settings > Automatically scan new targets
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If you don't enable Auto-scan targets, your asset(s) will be scanned as soon as an 'all target' scan runs, or you kick off a manual scan with it included


Where can I see these scans?

  • Any scans kicked off automatically by CloudBot will be shown on the Scans page, just filter by Cloudbot scan as shown below:
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Disable CloudBot

Head to Targets page > Settings button > toggle Auto-add targets to off > confirm the change by pressing Turn off on the modal that appears.
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All targets already imported will remain, but any news ones that appears in your cloud account will need to be added manually.


Once Cloudbot has been disabled, you can easily add targets manually. Just click the green + button:
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Tracking CloudBot activity

You can find updates on CloudBot activity in your Activity Feed on the dashboard.
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This will show you any changes that may have occurred and the date and time of these changes including when a target is deleted, created or restored:
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You can also see this same activity on the target's detail page:
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