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Date Formats

Time and date formats in Tenable.io API messages can be in the following formats:

Abbreviated Timestamp

The abbreviated timestamp is formatted as follows:

YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS

This format consists of the following elements:

Element Description # of Digits Example
YYYY Year 4 2018
MM Month 2 05
DD Day 2 09
T Placeholder between date and time -- T
HH Hour in military time 2 16
MM Minute 2 00
SS Second 2 00

Example

20181017T130000

Standard Timestamp

The standard timestamp follows the ISO-8601 standard.

The standard timestamp contains all the elements of the abbreviated timestamp, but contains additional punctuation for human readability and includes a timezone element, as follows:

YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.mssZ

This format consists of the following elements:

Element Description # of Digits Example
YYYY Year 4 2018
MM Month 2 05
DD Day 2 09
T Placeholder between date and time -- T
HH Hour in military time 2 16
MM Minute 2 00
SS Second 2 00
mss Milliseconds 3 535
Z Code indicating that the timestamp uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), also known as Zulu time 1 Z

Example

2017-12-14T20:40:44.535Z

Unix Timestamp

The single signed number that represents the date and time in Unix time.

Example

1540944000

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