Import a Scan (Classic Interface)

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Basic, Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

You can import scan results into Tenable.io. You cannot import results from scans run more than 15 months ago.

Imported scans always belong to the default network. For more information, see Networks.

Note: Tenable.io supports scan imports up to 4GB in size.

To import a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the Import Import button.

    Your browser's file select window appears.

  3. Go to and select the scan file that you want to import.

    If the scan file is a .nessus or .db file, the Import window appears.

    If the scan file is any other file type, the Scan Import window appears.

  4. If the scan file is a .nessus or .db file, in the Password box, type the password to allow Tenable.io to view the scan.
  5. (Optional) To show the scan results in dashboards, select the Show in Dashboard check box.

    Note: Clicking Cancel cancels the import.

  6. Click Upload.

    The scan appears in the scans table.

    Tenable.io begins processing the imported scan results. Once this process is complete, the imported data appears in the individual scan details and aggregated data views (such as dashboards). This process can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the import file.

  7. Tip: If the imported data does not appear in the individual scan results or aggregated data views after a reasonable processing time, verify that you are assigned adequate permissions for the imported targets in access groups.