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Add Endpoint to Identity Group

Workflow #0029

Response Workflow

This workflow adds a static identity group assignment to a MAC address in Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). For example, if you’re using identity groups to determine which authorization profile to apply, you can use this response workflow to alter an endpoint’s permissions. Supported observable: mac_address


Change Log

Date Notes
May 26, 2021 - Initial release
Sep 10, 2021 - Updated to use the new system atomics
Sep 1, 2022 - Minor updates to naming and descriptions
Nov 4, 2022 - Fixed the Update Identity Group activity (Issue #214)

See the Important Notes page for more information about updating workflows


  • The following system atomics are used by this workflow:
    • ISE - ERS - Endpoint - Create Endpoint
    • ISE - ERS - Endpoint - Search
    • ISE - ERS - Endpoint - Update Identity Group
    • ISE - ERS - Endpoint Identity Group - Get by Name
  • The following atomic actions must be imported before you can import this workflow:
    • None
  • The targets and account keys listed at the bottom of the page
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Workflow Steps

  1. Make sure the observable type provided is supported
  2. Make sure the identity group exists and get its ID
  3. Search for the endpoint by MAC address
  4. Check if the endpoint exists:
    • If it does, update its group assignment
    • If it doesn’t, create it and add it to the identity group


  • Set the Identity Group Name local variable to the name of the endpoint identity group to add endpoints to
  • If you want to change the name of this workflow in the pivot menu, change its display name


Note: If your Cisco ISE deployment is on-premises and not accessible from the internet, you will need a SecureX orchestration remote to use ISE with orchestration.

Target Group: Default TargetGroup

Target Name Type Details Account Keys Notes
Cisco ISE ERS HTTP Endpoint Protocol: HTTPS
Host: ISE Primary Admin Node
Port: 9060
Path: None

Account Keys

Account Key Name Type Details Notes
ISE_ERS_Credentials HTTP Basic Authentication Username: ISE Username
Password: ISE Password
Must have ERS Admin permission