CloudBot keeps a constant watch over your cloud accounts and automatically adds any new external IP addresses or hostnames as Intruder targets.

Why do I need CloudBot?

It's easy to spin up new VMs and containers in AWS, GCP and Azure, but keeping on top of them and ensuring that they're being monitored for weaknesses isn't exactly a walk in the park.

It's for that reason that we built CloudBot; a neat feature that periodically checks your connected cloud accounts for unseen IP addresses or hostnames. When CloudBot spots something new, it automatically adds the system to your targets list so you don't have to.

Whenever CloudBot adds new targets to your account, we'll send you a Slack and email notification telling you which targets were added.

How do I activate CloudBot?

CloudBot can be individually activated for each cloud account you connect to Intruder (enabling/disabling it for one, will not influence another):

You can activate it when you add the cloud account:

Or at a later date, by heading to the Targets page, selecting the cloud account, hitting 'Settings' and toggling the first option to on (green):

There are two useful options you will find on this settings pane:

  1. The option to 'Auto-add targets' automatically adds and removes cloud targets in the Intruder portal when instances are spun up or decommissioned on your cloud account

  2. You can also toggle 'Auto-scan targets' which means that as and when any new cloud targets are added by CloudBot to Intruder, they are immediately scanned.

How do I disable CloudBot?

Head to the Targets page, hit the settings button and toggle 'Auto-add targets' to off. You then need to confirm the change by pressing 'Turn off' on the modal that appears.

If you disable CloudBot, you can still manually add targets from your cloud accounts via the "Add from Cloud" popup on the targets page.

What if I exceed the licenses in my account?

CloudBot will automatically add new targets until you've reached your license limit. We'll notify you of any targets that CloudBot could not add due to a license deficit. See our licensing help page for more information on how our licensing works.

How can I see when something changes?

You can find updates on CloudBot activity in your Activity Feed on the dashboard. 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.

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

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