USM Anywhere™

Launching a Jira Response Action

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst   Manager

When you review the information in the Alarm Details, Event Details, or Vulnerability Details, you can launch an action to send a request to your cloud-based Jira instance to create a new issue based on that item. If you want to apply an action to similar items that occur in the future, you can also create an orchestration rule directly from the applied action.

Note: Before launching a Jira response action, the AlienApp for Jira must be enabled and connected to your Jira instance. See Configuring the AlienApp for Jira for more information.

To launch a Jira response action for an alarm, event, or vulnerability

  1. Go to Activity > Alarms, Activity > Events, or Environment > Vulnerabilities.
  2. Click the alarm, event, or vulnerability to open the details.
  3. Click Select Action.

    Click Select Action in the vulnerability details

  4. In the Select Action dialog box, select the Jira tile.

    Select the Jira response action to run for the alarm or vulnerability

    This displays the options for the selected response app.

  5. (Optional.) If you have more than one USM Anywhere Sensor configured for the AlienApp for Jira, use the Select Sensor option to set the sensor that you want to use for the rule.
  6. Define the information included in the new Jira issue:

    • Project Name: Select the name of the Jira project for ticket to be created in.
    • Issue Type: Select the issue type of the ticket.
    • Short Description: By default, this field contains the name of the alarm, event, or vulnerability. This is the text that populates the summary (heading) for the new Jira issue. You can change the text in this field before you run the action, if needed.
    • Description: Enter information in this field to populate description field for the Jira issue. Typically, this information describes what needs to be done to complete the open issue.

    • Priority: Assign the priority for the ticket created.
    • Components: Enter the component to be listed on the ticket. (Only available if the Jira Project is selected.)
    • Assignee: Enter the name of the user the ticket will be assigned to, or enter part of the name and select the user from the auto-complete list. (Only available if the Jira Project is selected.)
  7. Set the Project Key for the project where you want to create the new issue.

    The projects that are available for selection will depend on the projects that are permitted for the user account configured for the AlienApp for Jira.

  8. Set the Issue Type for the new issue.

    Set options to create a new Jira issue

    The issue types that are available for selection will depend on the types configured in your Jira instance for the selected project

  9. Click Run.

    After USM Anywhere initiates the action, it displays a confirmation dialog box.

    You can create a rule to launch a Jira response action for similar events or alarms

    If you want to create a rule to apply the action to similar items that occur in the future, click Create rule for similar alarms or Create rule for similar events and define the new rule. If not, click OK.