Method: organizations.assets.group

Filters an organization's assets and groups them by their specified properties.

HTTP request

POST https://securitycenter.googleapis.com/v1/{parent=organizations/*}/assets:group

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
parent

string

Required. Name of the organization to groupBy. Its format is "organizations/[organization_id]".

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
{
  "filter": string,
  "groupBy": string,
  "compareDuration": string,
  "readTime": string,
  "pageToken": string,
  "pageSize": number
}
Fields
filter

string

Expression that defines the filter to apply across assets. The expression is a list of zero or more restrictions combined via logical operators AND and OR. Parentheses are supported, and OR has higher precedence than AND.

Restrictions have the form <field> <operator> <value> and may have a - character in front of them to indicate negation. The fields map to those defined in the Asset resource. Examples include:

  • name
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_name
  • resourceProperties.a_property
  • securityMarks.marks.marka

The supported operators are:

  • = for all value types.
  • >, <, >=, <= for integer values.
  • :, meaning substring matching, for strings.

The supported value types are:

  • string literals in quotes.
  • integer literals without quotes.
  • boolean literals true and false without quotes.

The following field and operator combinations are supported:

  • name: =
  • updateTime: =, >, <, >=, <=

Usage: This should be milliseconds since epoch or an RFC3339 string. Examples: "updateTime = "2019-06-10T16:07:18-07:00"" "updateTime = 1560208038000"

  • createTime: =, >, <, >=, <=

Usage: This should be milliseconds since epoch or an RFC3339 string. Examples: "createTime = "2019-06-10T16:07:18-07:00"" "createTime = 1560208038000"

  • iamPolicy.policy_blob: =, :
  • resourceProperties: =, :, >, <, >=, <=
  • securityMarks.marks: =, :
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_name: =, :
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_type: =, :
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_parent: =, :
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_project: =, :
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_owners: =, :

For example, resourceProperties.size = 100 is a valid filter string.

groupBy

string

Required. Expression that defines what assets fields to use for grouping. The string value should follow SQL syntax: comma separated list of fields. For example: "securityCenterProperties.resource_project,securityCenterProperties.project".

The following fields are supported when compareDuration is not set:

  • securityCenterProperties.resource_project
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_type
  • securityCenterProperties.resource_parent

The following fields are supported when compareDuration is set:

  • securityCenterProperties.resource_type

compareDuration

string (Duration format)

When compareDuration is set, the GroupResult's "stateChange" property is updated to indicate whether the asset was added, removed, or remained present during the compareDuration period of time that precedes the readTime. This is the time between (readTime - compareDuration) and readTime.

The state change value is derived based on the presence of the asset at the two points in time. Intermediate state changes between the two times don't affect the result. For example, the results aren't affected if the asset is removed and re-created again.

Possible "stateChange" values when compareDuration is specified:

  • "ADDED": indicates that the asset was not present at the start of compareDuration, but present at reference_time.
  • "REMOVED": indicates that the asset was present at the start of compareDuration, but not present at reference_time.
  • "ACTIVE": indicates that the asset was present at both the start and the end of the time period defined by compareDuration and reference_time.

If compareDuration is not specified, then the only possible stateChange is "UNUSED", which will be the stateChange set for all assets present at readTime.

If this field is set then stateChange must be a specified field in groupBy.

A duration in seconds with up to nine fractional digits, terminated by 's'. Example: "3.5s".

readTime

string (Timestamp format)

Time used as a reference point when filtering assets. The filter is limited to assets existing at the supplied time and their values are those at that specific time. Absence of this field will default to the API's version of NOW.

A timestamp in RFC3339 UTC "Zulu" format, accurate to nanoseconds. Example: "2014-10-02T15:01:23.045123456Z".

pageToken

string

The value returned by the last GroupAssetsResponse; indicates that this is a continuation of a prior assets.group call, and that the system should return the next page of data.

pageSize

number

The maximum number of results to return in a single response. Default is 10, minimum is 1, maximum is 1000.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

Response message for grouping by assets.

JSON representation
{
  "groupByResults": [
    {
      object (GroupResult)
    }
  ],
  "readTime": string,
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "totalSize": number
}
Fields
groupByResults[]

object (GroupResult)

Group results. There exists an element for each existing unique combination of property/values. The element contains a count for the number of times those specific property/values appear.

readTime

string (Timestamp format)

Time used for executing the groupBy request.

A timestamp in RFC3339 UTC "Zulu" format, accurate to nanoseconds. Example: "2014-10-02T15:01:23.045123456Z".

nextPageToken

string

Token to retrieve the next page of results, or empty if there are no more results.

totalSize

number

The total number of results matching the query.

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform

For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

IAM Permissions

Requires the following Cloud IAM permission on the parent resource:

  • securitycenter.assets.group

For more information, see the Cloud IAM Documentation.

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