Incoming feed - Flashpoint Intelligence Reports Provider#
This article describes how to configure incoming feeds for a particular feed source. To see how to configure incoming feeds in general, see Create and configure incoming feeds.
Flashpoint Intelligence Reports Provider
Flashpoint v4 JSON
The channel provides access to the Finished Intelligence dataset with a corpus of about 10K Flashpoint Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) reports from 2013 on.
Ingested reports are saved as report entities. Images are included in the resulting reports.
If the source reports contain source reliability and taxonomy tags, the data is processed and included in the resulting reports.
Flashpoint API key
Execution schedule recommendation#
The Execution schedule field allows you to set the feed to run automatically at specified intervals. Running the feed too frequently can strain resources and exhaust API rate limits. The Execution schedule field is set to None by default.
Reduce the frequency with which the feed runs if you run into the following issues:
Feed has stopped downloading new packages from Flashpoint for a number of days.
Feed encounters a rate limit error from Flashpoint, causing it to fail.
To fix these issues, you can:
Manually run the incoming feed. Set the Execution schedule to None.
Or automatically run the incoming feed a maximum of once every 2 hours:
Set the Execution schedule to: Every [n] hours
Then, select 2 from the drop-down menu that appears below so that the line reads:
“Every 2 hours”
Configure the incoming feed#
Create or edit an incoming feed.
Under Transport and content, fill out these fields:
Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Select Flashpoint Intelligence Reports Provider from the drop-down menu.
Select Flashpoint v4 JSON from the drop-down menu.
By default, this is set to
Set this to your Flashpoint API key.
Selected by default. Select this option to enable SSL for this feed.
Path to SSL certificate file.
Used when connecting to a feed source that uses a custom CA. Set this as the path to the SSL certificate to use when authenticating the feed source.
For more information, see SSL certificates.
Start ingesting from*
Ingest data from the feed source starting from this date and time. Use the drop-down calendar to select the date and time you want to start ingesting feed data from.
Store your changes by selecting Save.
To use an SSL certificate, it must be:
Accessible on the EclecticIQ Intelligence Center host.
Placed in a location that can be accessed by the
To make sure that EclecticIQ Intelligence Center can access the SSL certificate:
Upload the SSL certificate to a location on the EclecticIQ Intelligence Center host.
On the EclecticIQ Intelligence Center host, open the terminal.
Change ownership of the SSL certificate by running as root in the terminal:
chown eclecticiq:eclecticiq /path/to/cert.pem
/path/to/cert.pemis the location of the SSL certificate EclecticIQ Intelligence Center needs to access.
Inline images are not included in reports#
Inline images from Flashpoint are not attached or included in reports. If a Flashpoint report has images, the ingested report entity contains fully qualified URLs to the image on Flashpoint in the place of the rendered image.
Follow these URLs to view the images on Flashpoint.