View dashboards and run benchmarks in Steampipe Cloud
It's a few clicks to install mods that use connections in your workspace.
Steampipe mods are packaged sets of resources -- named queries, controls, benchmarks, or dashboards -- that work with the database tables provided by a plugin. Users of Steampipe CLI install mods by cloning the mods' GitHub repos and invoking
steampipe check or
In Steampipe Cloud the process is much simpler.
If you haven't already installed the Net plugin, click
Settings -> Connections -> Add Connection and choose
Create a new connection -> Create.
Add to workspace and link the connection to your workspace.
Settings -> Connections tab in this Steampipe Cloud workspace shows that one plugin is installed.
Settings -> Mods tab shows that no mods are installed.
Install Mods to view a scrollable list of official mods that work with the connections you've defined. Net Insights is recommended.
Install Mods to install the latest version of
Run a Net Insights benchmark
Dashboards to view the benchmarks and dashboards provide by the mods you've installed.
They're initially grouped by mod name. Search for
Net Insights, and click
DNS Best Practices to run that benchmark. Steampipe Cloud reports progress for each group of controls. Expand a group to see progress for the individual controls in the group, and to view results.
Note that the default domains checked by the benchmark are
github.com. To check different domains, click
Settings -> Mods -> net_insights to open an editor that knows about the variables you can set for this mod. Enter some other domains, for example
gov.uk, to see how they fare on the benchmark!
Run an AWS Insights dashboard
If you haven't already installed the AWS plugin, click
Settings -> Connections -> Add Connection, choose
AWS, and authenticate using one of the available methods:
Cross-Account Role or
As before, click
Settings -> Mods to select from the list of mods that work with the AWS plugin. Select
AWS Insights and click
Some of the dashboards provided by
AWS Insights focus on S3 resources. To find them, search for
AWS S3 Bucket Dashboard to view that dashboard.
That's it! It's easy to install mods that work with the connections in your workspace, then use them to check your cloud resources for compliance with security standards or visualize them on dashboards.
Want to try this for yourself? Steampipe Cloud is available in preview, you can sign up at cloud.steampipe.io. We're always eager for feedback; you can tell us about your experience in our Slack community's