Managing asset ownership
runZero is able to help you track asset ownership with the ability to configure types of owners and apply asset owners to your runZero assets.
Asset ownership types
Superusers can manage the available types of asset ownership on the Account > Ownership types page. Custom asset ownership types can be configured to meet your needs. Some common ownership types may include Security owner, IT owner, or Compliance owner.
The ownership type requires configuring three fields:
- Name: the name of the asset ownership type
- Reference: whether the asset ownership type should be correlated with the user inventory, group inventory, or neither
- Visibility: whether the asset ownership type is visible through the asset inventory and asset details pages
The default asset ownership type, when visible, will be automatically populated with ownership-related data that runZero can glean from your configured integrations.
The list of asset ownership types can be prioritized by dragging the types into the preferred order. This will dictate the order in which the types are displayed in the asset inventory and asset details pages. Only types marked
visible will be displayed.
Assigning asset owners
Once created, custom asset owners can be assigned via the asset inventory or through an alert rule.
Superusers, administrators, and users can add or modify asset owner values, and can remove owners from assets. Annotators can only add asset owner values to assets, but cannot modify or remove owners.
Ownership in the asset inventory
Follow these steps to assign asset owners through the asset inventory:
- Select all the assets you wish to update, applying a query filter if needed
- Click the
Manage asset ownershipbutton to open the asset ownership popup
Add ownership typeand choose which type(s) of owner you wish to apply to the selected assets
- Add the owner value to the field
Saveto apply your changes
Applying owners with rules
To automatically apply ownership values to assets after a scan, create an alert rule by going to Alerts > Rules and clicking the
Create rule button:
- Select the
asset-query-resultsrule type, then click
- Configure any desired settings
- Set the Action to
- Select an option from the
Set asset ownership typemenu
- Specify a value for the
Set asset ownerfield
- Save the rule
This rule will now add the specified owner type and value to all assets that match the rule when a scan completes.