Artifact Collection
  • 08 Feb 2024
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The artifact collection command allows you to retrieve files directly from an EDR Sensor. This command is useful for collecting a single or multiple files from a Sensor in response to a detection or for incident triage purposes.

Artifacts can be collected via the automated Artifact Collection in the web UI, initiated via API calls, or pulled via the artifact_get command. Each approach provides value, depending on your use case. Utilizing the Artifact Collection capability can automate artifact collection across a fleet, whereas sensor commands can help collect files from a single Sensor under investigation.


Retrieve an artifact from a sensor.


Response Event:


usage: artifact_get [-h] [--file FILE] [--source SOURCE] [--type TYPE]
                    [--payload-id PAYLOADID] [--days-retention RETENTION]

optional arguments:
  --file FILE           file path to get
  --source SOURCE       optional os specific artifact source (not currently supported)
  --type TYPE           optional artifact type
  --payload-id PAYLOADID
                        optional specifies an idempotent payload ID to use
  --days-retention RETENTION
                        number of days the data should be retained, default 30
  --is-ignore-cert      if specified, the sensor will ignore SSL cert mismatch
                        while upload the artifact

Note on usage scenarios for the --is-ignore-cert flag: If the sensor is deployed on a host where built-in root CAs are not up to date or present at all, it may be necessary to use the --is-ignore-cert flag to allow the logs to be pushed to the cloud.

Unlike the main sensor transport (which uses a pinned certificate), the Artifact Collection feature uses Google infrastructure and their public SSL certificates. This may sometimes come up in unexpected ways. For example fresh Windows Server installations do not have the root CAs for enabled by default.

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