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About the connector

Unshorten.me is a free service to Un-Shorten the URLs created by URL shortening services. Unshorten.me can un-shorten URLs created by different services like goo.gl (Google), fb.me (Facebook), t.co (Twitter), bit.ly, TinyURL, ow.ly among others.

This document provides information about the Unshorten.me connector, which facilitates automated interactions, with an Unshorten.me server using FortiSOAR™ playbooks. Add the Unshorten.me connector as a step in FortiSOAR™ playbooks and perform the Unshorten URL automated operation.

 

Version information

Connector Version: 1.0.0

Compatibility with FortiSOAR™ Versions: 4.10.3-161 and later

 

Installing the connector

For the procedure to install a connector, click here.

 

Prerequisites to configuring the connector

  • You must have the URL of the Unshorten.me server to which you will connect and perform the automated operations and the API key configured for your account to access that Unshorten.me server.
  • To access the FortiSOAR™ UI, ensure that port 443 is open through the firewall for the FortiSOAR™ instance.

 

Configuring the connector

For the procedure to configure a connector, click here.

 

Configuration parameters

In FortiSOAR™, on the Connectors page, select the Unshorten.me connector and click Configure to configure the following parameters:

 

Parameter Description
Server URL URL of the Unshorten.me server to which you will connect and perform the automated operations.

 

Actions supported by the connector

The following automated operations can be included in playbooks and you can also use the annotations to access operations from FortiSOAR™ release 4.10.0 onwards:

 

Function Description Annotation and Category
Unshorten URL Retrieves the unshortened (original) version of the shortened version of the URL that you have specified from the Unshorten.me server.
The shortened version of URLs are provided by various shortening services.
unshorten_url
Investigation

 

operation: Unshorten URL

Input parameters

 

Parameter Description
URL Shortened version of the URL for which you want to retrieve the unshortened version from the Unshorten.me server.
For example, fb.me.

 

Output

The JSON output contains the unshortened (original) version of the shortened version of the URL that you have specified, retrieved from the Unshorten.me server.

Following image displays a sample output:
 

Sample output of the Unshorten URL operation
 

Included playbooks

The Sample - Unshortenme - 1.0.0 playbook collection comes bundled with the Unshorten.me connector. This playbook contains steps using which you can perform all supported actions. You can see the bundled playbooks in the Automation > Playbooks section in FortiSOAR™ after importing the Unshorten.me connector.

  • Unshorten URL

Note: If you are planning to use any of the sample playbooks in your environment, ensure that you clone those playbooks and move them to a different collection since the sample playbook collection gets deleted during connector upgrade and delete.

 

Troubleshooting

HTTPError

Error that is similar to the error shown in the following image:
 

Sample output of the HTTPError
 

Resolution:

Resolve this error by:

  • Check if the correct URL is specified in connector configuration.
  • Ensure that the system has access to unshorten.me.

 

About the connector

Unshorten.me is a free service to Un-Shorten the URLs created by URL shortening services. Unshorten.me can un-shorten URLs created by different services like goo.gl (Google), fb.me (Facebook), t.co (Twitter), bit.ly, TinyURL, ow.ly among others.

This document provides information about the Unshorten.me connector, which facilitates automated interactions, with an Unshorten.me server using FortiSOAR™ playbooks. Add the Unshorten.me connector as a step in FortiSOAR™ playbooks and perform the Unshorten URL automated operation.

 

Version information

Connector Version: 1.0.0

Compatibility with FortiSOAR™ Versions: 4.10.3-161 and later

 

Installing the connector

For the procedure to install a connector, click here.

 

Prerequisites to configuring the connector

 

Configuring the connector

For the procedure to configure a connector, click here.

 

Configuration parameters

In FortiSOAR™, on the Connectors page, select the Unshorten.me connector and click Configure to configure the following parameters:

 

Parameter Description
Server URL URL of the Unshorten.me server to which you will connect and perform the automated operations.

 

Actions supported by the connector

The following automated operations can be included in playbooks and you can also use the annotations to access operations from FortiSOAR™ release 4.10.0 onwards:

 

Function Description Annotation and Category
Unshorten URL Retrieves the unshortened (original) version of the shortened version of the URL that you have specified from the Unshorten.me server.
The shortened version of URLs are provided by various shortening services.
unshorten_url
Investigation

 

operation: Unshorten URL

Input parameters

 

Parameter Description
URL Shortened version of the URL for which you want to retrieve the unshortened version from the Unshorten.me server.
For example, fb.me.

 

Output

The JSON output contains the unshortened (original) version of the shortened version of the URL that you have specified, retrieved from the Unshorten.me server.

Following image displays a sample output:
 

Sample output of the Unshorten URL operation
 

Included playbooks

The Sample - Unshortenme - 1.0.0 playbook collection comes bundled with the Unshorten.me connector. This playbook contains steps using which you can perform all supported actions. You can see the bundled playbooks in the Automation > Playbooks section in FortiSOAR™ after importing the Unshorten.me connector.

Note: If you are planning to use any of the sample playbooks in your environment, ensure that you clone those playbooks and move them to a different collection since the sample playbook collection gets deleted during connector upgrade and delete.

 

Troubleshooting

HTTPError

Error that is similar to the error shown in the following image:
 

Sample output of the HTTPError
 

Resolution:

Resolve this error by: