Export 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.

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

Required Target Group Permissions: Can Use

You can export a target group as a .csv file. Depending on your browser, the target group may download automatically.

To export a target group or groups 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 export a user target group, click User. Otherwise, stay on the System target groups tab.

    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.

  5. Select the target group or groups you want to export.

    • Select multiple target groups.

      1. In the target groups table, select the check boxes for each target group you want to export.

        The action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

      2. Next to Target Groups, click the Export button.

Target Group Export File Header Fields

The following table describes the headers that appear in the exclusion export file.

Field Name Description
id Numeric identifier for the target group.
name Alphanumeric name of the target group.
members Host address(es) to be included in the target group.
creation_date Date (in UNIX timestamp format) when the target group was created.
last_modification_date Date (in UNIX timestamp format) when the target group was last modified.