Installing extensions by using an admin level authorized service token
Administrators can create an admin level authorized service token that enables IBM QRadar Assistant to install extensions in the background.
About this task
You must be an administrator to complete this task.In QRadar® Assistant 3.2.0 or later, you can use the
install_exts_by_service_tokenparameter in the config file to enable or disable the background installation. By default, the parameter is set to
true. You must set it to
falseto enable QRadar Assistant to install extensions by an admin level authorized service token in the current browser session.
Important: If you log out of the current session before the extension installation is complete, the installation might stop prematurely.
- Use SSH to log in to your QRadar Console as the root user.
- Connect to the QRadar Assistant app container by typing the following command:
- Go to the
storefolder for QRadar Assistant.
- Edit the
config_prod.jsonfile to change the value from
install_exts_by_service_tokenparameter.The installed_by field displays the name of the administrator or the authorized service token that was used to install the extension.
- Save the
config_prod.jsonfile.Tip: The changes made to the
config_prod.jsonremain in effect even after an upgrade. Change the value for
truewhen you want QRadar Assistant to use an admin authorized service token rather than a user access token to install extensions.
The changes take effect immediately.