2. Retrieve and Configure THOR Seed

2.1. Download THOR Seed using Voucher Trials

Trial users receive a link that leads to a web page, which lists the attributes of the voucher rial including start date, expiration date, the life time of each license and quota statistics.

You have to read and accept the EULA and check the box to enable the download links.

THOR Cloud Voucher Trial

THOR Cloud Voucher Trial

2.2. Download THOR Seed in Customer Portal

Every applicable contract in our customer portal shows a certain button in the “Actions” column, which leads you to a THOR Seed download page.

Button that leads to the THOR Seed download page

Button that leads to the THOR Seed download page

The THOR Seed download page lists all attributes of the contract including the total quota, used licenses and the lifetime of each license. (see the FAQ section at the end of this document for more details on the terms)

THOR Seed Download Page

THOR Seed Download Page

2.3. Configure THOR Seed (Optional)

THOR Seed is the PowerShell script that retrieves THOR packages with a valid license for the end system on which it was started, executes a THOR scan and cleans up afterwards.

The version that you’ve retrieved from our customer portal already contains a token that is connected with you voucher trial or contract. It is also configured to use our cloud systems to retrieve THOR packages. (users of the ASGARD platform can also use an on-premise ASGARD server to retrieve package from that local system)

2.3.1. Modify the Default Configuration

In the section “PRESET CONFIGS” you can modify or choose different scan options.

Configuration Presets

Configuration Presets

THOR Seed already includes good presets that can just be “selected” further below in the section.

Preset Selection

Preset Selection

A list of all options can be found here: https://github.com/NextronSystems/nextron-helper-scripts/tree/master/thor-help

The THOR manual contains a complete description of most of these features and can downloaded from the “Downloads” section in the Nextron customer portal.

2.3.2. Define False Positive Filters

THOR Seed also includes a section in which you could include false positive statements (separated by new line) and defined as regular expressions.

False Positive filters

False Positive filters

It’s important to use escaping as it is used in regular expressions to escape e.g., back slashes, periods, dollar and asterisk characters. The expression is applied to a full log line. The THOR manual has more information on these filters and a list of examples.