Team Awareness/Tactical Assault Kit (TAK)

All things Team Awareness/Tactical Assault Kit (TAK)

TAK Security Best Practices

One of the first steps you should do after building your TAK environment is to secure your TAK Server and its clients. This is not a definitive guide on how to secure your environment but should serve as a reference and starting point if you're just getting started.

Creating Data Packages for TAK Configuration/Enrollment

Creating a data package for TAK configuration/enrollment provides a turnkey solution for new clients. To summarize as a TAK administrator after provisioning the TAK credentials or certificate issuance process all that is required by the end user is a compressed file.

Creating Custom AD Attributes for ATAK

In this guide, we will cover creating and applying custom attributes to our users in AD/LDAP to apply to our ATAK Clients. Once we have created these custom attributes we will modify the TAK Server core configuration file to apply these attributes to newly enrolled ATAK clients.

Managing users and groups in TAK

Change Log 20230317 - Corrected the groupBaseRDN values by removing

Making TAK User Accounts Easy

Sometimes making a TAK account isn't easy. To help new administrators in the process I created a little script that will perform that task for them with ease.

Using External Certificate Authorities to sign your TAK Server

The purpose of this guide will be to walk you through how to get your TAK Server a public certificate for trusted connections. Additionally, we will cover requesting a certificate from Let's Encrypt a popular public certificate authority.

Let's build a TAK Server - RPM Edition

he purpose of this guide is to build and familiarize ourselves with the TAK Server using the RPM installer and connect some clients.

What is TAK?

TAK stands for Team Awareness Kit on the civilian side of the house and Tactical Assault Kit on the federal government side. TAK is a geospatial situational awareness tool with added flexibility through the use of plugins.