Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Manager Express Configuration Guide for IPS 7.0
Configuring RSS Feeds
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Configuring RSS Feeds

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Configuring RSS Feeds

Understanding RSS Feeds

Configuring RSS Feeds


Configuring RSS Feeds


This chapter describes RSS feeds and how to configure them. It contains the following topics:

Understanding RSS Feeds

Configuring RSS Feeds

Understanding RSS Feeds

By default three RSS feed channels are set up to come directly from the Cisco Security Center website. But you can locate any RSS feeds that you want and configure IME to receive them in the Cisco Security Center > RSS Feeds pane. You can also have an RSS Feed gadget display the feeds from a specific URL.

RSS feed formats are used to publish frequently updated content such as security information, news items, podcasts, and blog entries. Through IME, you can configure RSS feeds to keep up with the latest in security challenges and security news.

IME supports the following RSS feed formats:

RSS 0.9x

RSS 1.0/RDF

RSS 2.0

Atom 0.3

Atom 1.0

You can use these RSS feed formats by using an open source library from Informa.

Use the tool bar in the RRS Feeds pane to configure and organize RSS feeds. You can also use the right-click menu for the same functions.

Configuring RSS Feeds

Although the RSS Feeds icons do not have labels, you can determine which icon is which by using the hover-over help. You can add RSS feed channels and organize them into categories. You can also configure RSS feeds preferences.

Table 4-1 The following table shows the RSS icons and what they configure.

Table 4-1 RSS Icon Descriptions

Icon
Description


Add Category


Delete Category


Rename Category


Add Channel


Delete Channel


Reload Channel


Move Channel to Another Category


Rename Channel


Change Preferences


To configure RSS feeds, follow these steps:


Step 1 Locate the website with the RSS feed that you want to add.

Step 2 Copy the URL of the RSS Feed.

Step 3 Choose Home > Cisco Security Center > RSS Feeds, and then click the Add Channel icon on the RSS Feeds tool bar.

Step 4 In the Add Channel dialog box, enter the URL of the channel from which you want to receive RSS Feeds.

The RSS Feed site appears in the left-hand pane and the items appear in the upper right-hand pane.

Step 5 To view an RSS feed item, select the category in the left-hand pane, and then select the item you want to view in the list in the right-hand pane.

The item information appears in the lower right-hand pane. To see more of the item, click Read more.

Step 6 To create a category, click the Add Category icon, and in the Add Category dialog box, assign a new category name.

The new category appears in the list in the left-hand pane.

Step 7 To move a channel to another category, select it in the right-hand pane, click the Move Channel icon, and in the Move Channel dialog box select the new category under which you want the category to appear, and then click OK.

Step 8 To move a category under another category, select the channel in the right-hand pane, click the Move Channel icon, and in the Move Channel dialog box select the new category to which you want to move the channel, and then click OK

Step 9 To delete a category and all the RSS feeds within it, select the category in the left-hand pane, and then click the Delete Category icon. To delete a channel, select it in the upper right-hand pane, and then click the Delete Channel icon.

You cannot delete the three default Cisco RSS feed categories.

Step 10 To rename a category, select it in the left-hand pane, click the Rename Category icon, and then enter the new name in the Rename Category dialog box. To rename a channel, select it in the upper right-hand pane, click the Rename Channel icon, and then enter the new name in the Site Name field in the Rename Channel dialog box.

Step 11 To reload a channel, select the category in the left-hand pane, and then click the Reload Channel icon.

Step 12 To configure the RSS feeds preferences, click the Change Preferences icon.

a. Check the Allow duplicate channel creation check box if you want to be able to create duplicate channels.

b. From the drop-down menu, choose how many news items you want to remain in cache.

You can choose 10, 30, 50, 100, 300, or 1000.

c. In the Refresh every minutes field, choose how often you want to refresh RSS feeds.

d. To change the default browser, click the Use following browser radio button, and enter the browser command line in the Browser command line field, and then click OK.