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opencanary correlator

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Thinkst Applied Research


OpenCanary Correlator collects events from OpenCanary daemons and coalesces them. It sends alerts via email and sms


  • Redis
  • Python 2.7
  • Mandrill API keys for email
  • Twillio API keys for sms

On Ubuntu install the following:

`$ sudo apt-get install redis-server libffi-dev python-dev`


  • Create a virtualenv

` $ virtualenv env $ source env/bin/activate `

  • Install via pip, or

` $ pip install opencanary-correlator `

  • Install from source

` $ git clone $ cd opencanary-correlator $ python install `


  • Start Redis
  • Locate the installed template config file, by running the correlator without any arguments

` $ opencanary-correlator Warning: no config file specified. Using the template config (which does not have any alerting configured): /path/to/template/opencanary_correlator.conf $ cp /path/to/template/opencanary_correlator.conf ./ `

  • Edit the config file to add API keys, email address and/or phone numbers for alerts
  • Run the correlator with saved config file

` opencanary-correlator --config=./opencanary_correlator.conf `

  • Configure instances of opencanaryd to send events to the correlator.

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