StratoProbe installation process

This page describes how to install and set up your StratoProbe application for data collection.

Before you begin

Install the application

To install the StratoProbe collector, follow these steps:

  1. Run the StratoProbe installer.
  2. Review and accept the license agreement.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  4. Once the installation is complete, you will see a new application shortcut on your desktop.

To run the StratoProbe application, open the shortcut on your desktop in administrator mode.

Copy the temporary access code

To authorize StratoProbe to collect data, you need to provide the temporary access code you find in the StratoZone portal. Every StratoProbe installation must be authorized with a different code.

To retrieve the authorization code, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the StratoZone portal.
  2. From the Assessments tab, click a row in the Manage Assessments table to expand its content.
  3. Locate the assessment you want to link to your StratoProbe installation, then click the  Edit assessment icon.
  4. From the assessment details page, click Generate Access Code and take note of the code provided on screen.

Authorize StratoProbe collector

When you run the application for the first time, you need to authorize StratoProbe to communicate with the StratoZone portal.

To authorize StratoProbe collector, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start authorization.
  2. In the Check connectivity section, click Run check. StratoProbe verifies that the connection to both the StratoZone portal and the PostgreSQL database are successful.
  3. In the Authorize collector section, enter the temporary access code in the field provided.
  4. To complete the authorization process, click Authorize.

If you encounter some errors while checking the connectivity, see Troubleshooting connectivity issues for possible troubleshooting strategies.

StratoZone connectivity check

(Optional) Export security levels mapping

If you use Level 3 as the security level for your data collection, you can map the placeholder data to the original values. For more information about security levels, see Security levels for collection.

You can export a mapping file in CSV format by clicking Export resource name map in the Resources tab.

StratoZone export mapping

The mapping file is stored locally in StratoProbe, and the mapping data is never transmitted to your StratoZone portal account. However, even with the mapping file, viewing and understanding the collection results in the portal might be difficult, due to possible dependency data.

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