6.4. Generate and Review auto_case_ids

These auto_case_ids can be reviewed in the Grouping Criteria section of the case.

Reviewing Grouping Criteria

Reviewing Grouping Criteria

In our example, three auto_case_ids were added that match all 1,000 log lines. In the future all incoming logs, that match one of the three “Detailed Reasons” will be added to this case directly and will not show up in the Log Management section.

6.4.1. Limitations

There are limitations to the visibility of grouping criteria. Grouping Criteria are only calculated for Alerts and Warnings. For all other types of logs (Notices, Info, Error) auto_case_ids are not calculated, so every log line gets its own highly specific filter that matches future occurrences of exactly the same log line but will not do any kind of generic matching. These highly specific filters are not displayed in the case for simplicities sake.

In rare cases the Analysis Cockpit will find it difficult to calculate auto_case_ids even for Alerts and Warnings. These logs will get tagged with optimized\_template=false. In this case, the behavior is like for Notices, Info and Error messages. Grouping Criteria will not show up as it will be one highly specific filter per log line.

6.5. More Information about Cases

The Affected Assets tab of a case shows assets that have contributed at least one log line to this case. In this example 5 assets are affected. All of them have the same operating system "windows".

Case - Assets Tab

Case – Assets Tab

In the Comments tab you can add comments and attachments to this case. Attachments can be used to pass additional information to members of the analysis team (e.g. memory dump for further analysis).

Case - Comments

Case – Comments

The Changes tab shows information about changes to this case.

In other words: This is your case audit log.

Case - Changes tab

Case – Changes tab

6.6. Bulk Edit / Bulk Delete

The Analysis Cockpit features a convenient way to make certain changes to groups of cases. Just select the case in the left column and click the Edit Cases or Delete Cases button.

Bulk Edit

Bulk Edit