BroBox API client
This tool provides a command-line client for BroBox One, a Bro appliance engineered from the ground up by Bro’s creators to transform network traffic into high-fidelity data for your analytics pipeline. Using the command-line client, you can configure and control a BroBox remotely through its comprehensive RESTful API. See the BroBox documentation for an extended version of this client overview.
|Author:||Corelight, Inc. <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
This client is open-source under a BSD license. See COPYING for details.
The command-line client needs Python >= 3.4 with the requests module installed as its main dependency.
The easiest way to install the client is through the Python Package Index:
# pip3 install brobox-client
Alternatively, you can install the latest version from GitHub:
# git clone https://github.com/corelight/brobox-client # cd brobox-client # python3 setup.py install
If everything is installed correctly, --help will give you a usage message:
# brobox --help Usage: brobox [<global options>] <command> <subcommand> [<options>] [--ssl-ca-cert SSL_CA_CERT] [--ssl-no-verify-certificate] [--ssl-no-verify-hostname] [--cache CACHE] [...]
Note that initially, --help will not yet show you any further commands to use. Proceed to the next section to let the client connect to your device.
You need to enable access to the BroBox API through the device’s configuration interface. You also need to set passwords for the API users admin (for unlimited access) and monitor (for read-only access). See the BroBox documentation for more information.
Next, you need to tell the brobox client the network address of your BroBox. You have three choices for doing that:
If that’s all set up, brobox --help will now ask you for a username and password, and then show you the full list of commands that the device API enables the client to offer. If you confirm saving the credentials, the client will store them in ~/.brobox/credentials for future reuse. You can also specify authentication information through the Configuration File or as Global Options.
The client offers the API’s functionality through a set of commands of the format <command> <subcommand> [options]. By adding --help to any command, you get a description of all its functionality and options.
If the --help output lists a command’s option as being of type file, the client requires you to specify the path to a file to send. In addition, you can prefix any option’s value with file:// to read its content from a file instead of giving it on the command-line itself.
(Note: The --help output will contain the list of commands only if the client can connect, and authenticate, to the device.)
The brobox client support the following global command-line options with all operations:
The brobox clients looks for a configuration file ~/.broboxrc. The file must consist of lines <key>=<value>. Comments starting with # are ignored. brobox support the following keys: