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How do I get my custom / on-premise data into JupiterOne?

JupiterOne's asset inventory, search and visualization supports any data imported that follows the reference data model, not limited to data ingested by managed integrations.

This is easily done via the API or CLI. Each entity object can be represented in a few lines of JSON or YAML code. The J1 API Client or CLI can create/update them to your JupiterOne account. You can also develop a script to run on a schedule (e.g. via a cron job) or integrate into your DevOps automation.

Where do these Person entities come from? Why are they not tagged with an integration?

The Person entities are “mapped” from User entities. They are considered "shared" entities that multiple integrations can map to and contribute properties to. For example, a Person can be created by a Google integration (from a google_user). Or from a Github User, AWS IAM User, etc.

The Person entities represent actual individuals in the organizations, whereas the User entities are the logical user accounts within each digital environment/account (i.e. from an integration).

How are Person entities (i.e. employees) created?

A Person entity is created by the "mapper" process -- when a User entity is ingested/updated from an identity provider integration (e.g. Okta, OneLogin, Google), a Person entity is "mapped" with the user's information (first and last name, email address, etc.).

How can I avoid creating a Person entity for a generic/system user account?

Certain properties are used to determine if the user is a system user or an actual individual. This depends on the integration.

For Okta, you can set the userType property for the user to one of the following to avoid it being mapped to a Person:

  • bot
  • generic
  • service
  • system

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