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Import a Target Group

Required User Role: Administrator

You can import a target group as a comma-separated values (.csv) file.

Tip: To create or modify the .csv file, Tenable recommends using a robust text editor, such as TextMate (Mac), VIM (Windows, Mac, and Linux), or NotePad++ (Windows).

Before you begin:

  • Create a .csv file with the following fields in each line:

    Field Name Description
    id Numeric field used to identify the target group.
    name Field used to identify the name of the target group. Any combination of alpha-numeric characters or symbols can be used in the name field.
    members Field used to identify host address(es) to be included in the target group.
    creation_date Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.
    last_modification_date Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.

To import a target group:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Target Groups.

    The Target Groups page appears. By default, the System tab is active.

  3. Depending on the type of target group you want to import, click either the System or User tab.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Import button.

    The file explorer for your operating system appears.

  5. Select a file to import. adds the new target group. The target group appears in the list of groups.

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