Tenable.io Platform Release Notes - March 2022

These release notes are listed in reverse chronological order. To jump to a place in the release notes, use the following list:

March 30, 2022

Self-Service SAML

  • Self-service SAML configuration is now available in Tenable.io. Previously, if customers wanted to enable single sign-on (SSO) on their Tenable.io instance, they had to open a Support ticket and request that Tenable create a SAML configuration. With self-service SAML, customers with administrator privileges can create their own SAML configurations to enable single sign-on without contacting Support.

    For more information, see SAML in the Tenable.io User Guide.

  • Multi-factor authentication: Self-service security settings are now available to Administrators in Tenable.io. With these security settings, users with Administrator privileges can:

    • Allow users on their organization’s instance to generate API keys.

    • Require users on the instance to set up multi-factor authentication.

    • Allow users on the instance to log in to their accounts using a SAML single sign-on (SSO).

    • Allow users to log in to their accounts using a password.

    For more information, see Edit a User Account in the Tenable.io User Guide.

March 29, 2022

Scanning UI Updates

  • Renamed the Scanner and Agent Vulnerability Management scan template categories to Nessus Scanner and Nessus Agent, respectively.

  • Updated the scan User Permission role names for more clarity.

  • Added a Scanner dropdown to the Nessus Scanner > Basic Settings page that allows you to choose between cloud or internal/local scanners.

  • You can now edit scanner sensor names.

  • Added two Nessus Agent settings: offline_agent_scan_trigger_execution_threshold_days and maximum_scans_per_day.

  • Added tooltips to pages and fields related to Tags, Networks, and scanner selection.

Advanced Query Updates

  • When you make an advanced query while creating a tag rule or filtering assets, you can now use the tag name in addition to the UUID.

    For more information, see Tag Rules Filters and Asset Filters in the Tenable.io User Guide.

  • When you make a typo in an advanced query, an error will appear with a description of the issue.

    For more information, see Create a Tag Rule in the Tenable.io User Guide.

March 24, 2022

New Collect Inventory Agent Scan Template

The new Collect Inventory scan template leverages Frictionless Assessment to give you a more lightweight scanning option for hosts in varied environments. Inventory agents provide the smallest agent footprint available with an operational installation of less than 200MB, and they cover most OS-level checks for Linux and Windows operating systems. This is an ideal solution for scanning hosts that have limited resources, restricted VMs, systems that require only OS-level checks, or cloud assets that have not yet been natively integrated with Tenable.io Frictionless Assessment.

For more information, see Special Use Templates in the Nessus Agent User Guide and Tenable-Provided Nessus Agent Templates in the Tenable.io User Guide.

March 15, 2022

Tagging Improvements

  • You can now add up to 10 tags in Basic mode, and choose whether Tenable.io uses AND or OR logic for certain tag rules when applying tags.

  • In Basic mode, instead of tag UUID values, Tenable.io displays tag category and value names when a tag rule uses an existing tag as part of the rule.

For more information, see Create a Tag Rule in the Tenable.io User Guide.


For more information about recent changes to the API, see the Changelog on the Tenable Developer Portal.