Edit a Target Group

You can still use target groups to manage your scan targets. However, Tenable recommends that you instead use tags to group and scan your assets when possible. In the future, when tagging features and options match those currently available in target groups, Tenable will convert your target groups into tags and retire your existing target groups. No action is required on your part, and Tenable will provide you with 60 calendar days notice before converting and retiring your target groups. For more information, contact your Tenable representative.

System target groups:

Required User Role: Administrator

Required Target Group Permissions: Any

User target groups:

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

Required Target Group Permissions: Can Change

Note: System target groups and related functionality asset isolation are deprecated. To control scan permissions, use access groups instead.

You can still create and edit system target groups, as well as use system target groups in scan configurations and dashboard filters. However, Tenable recommends using user target groups instead.

To edit a target group in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Target Groups tile.

    The Target Groups page appears. By default, the System tab is active. This tab contains a table of system target groups.

  4. If you want to edit a user target group, click User. Otherwise, stay on the System target groups tab.
  5. In the target groups table, click the target group you want to edit.

    The Update a Target Group page appears.

  6. Edit the General settings for the target group:




    A name for the target group.


    A comma-separated list of FQDNs, CIDR notation, or IP address ranges that you want to scan.

    Upload Targets

    A text file containing a comma-separated list of FQDNs or IP address ranges that you want to scan.

    The system adds the uploaded targets to the Targets box after you save the target group.

  7. Configure user permissions for the target group.
  8. Click Save.

    A confirmation window appears.

  9. In the confirmation window, click Continue.

    Tenable.io saves the changes to the target group.