Listener Management

To manage your Cobalt Strike listeners, go to Cobalt Strike -> Listeners. This will open a tab listing all of your persistent listeners.

Listener Management

Listener Management

Click Add to create a new listener.

When you create a listener, make sure you give it a memorable name. This name is how you will refer to this listener through Cobalt Strike’s commands and workflows.

The payload field is the type of payload/listener you want to configure:

To edit a listener, highlight a listener and press Edit.

To remove a listener, highlight the listener and press Remove.

Foreign Listeners

Cobalt Strike supports the concept of foreign listeners. These are aliases for x86 payload handlers hosted in the Metasploit Framework or other instances of Cobalt Strike. To pass a Windows HTTPS Meterpreter session to a friend with msfconsole, setup a Foreign HTTPS payload and point the Host and Port values to their handler. You may use foreign listeners anywhere you would use an x86 Cobalt Strike listener.