000031050 - Information on mimetypes used for CSV exports in RSA Security Analytics

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000031050
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Security Analytics
RSA Product/Service Type: Security Analytics UI
Platform: CentOS
O/S Version: EL6
IssueWhen a report is set to run with the output file as CSV, the output will inevitably always be of mimetype application/octet-stream as opposed to text/csv.
This can result in extra post-processing work to manipulate the file by other programs, as octet-stream is a binary file type and not ASCII.
ResolutionThis is by design and cannot be changed.  A Security Analytics CSV is exported as a zip file and, in this context, it will always be a binary stream.  This holds true for the UI and email as well.
NotesTo convert from octet to ASCII, consider an out-of-band utility like the iconv UNIX command or another public domain utility such as binascii from Python.
Note: Information on binascii in this article is provided as a courtesy only. Those who choose to use public domain utilities proceed by their own accord and at their own risk, with no expressed or implied warranties from RSA.

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