Import 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: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

You can import a target group as a .csv file.

Tip: To create or modify the .csv file, Tenable recommends using a robust editor such as Microsoft Excel.

Before you begin:

  • Create a .csv file in the specified format.

To import a target group:

  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 import a user target group, click User. Otherwise, stay on the System target groups page.

    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. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Import button.

    Your operating system's file manager appears.

  6. Select a .csv file to import.

    Tenable.io imports the file and adds the target groups to the target groups box.

Target Group Import File Format

Each line of the target group import file must have the following fields:

Field Name Description
id Numeric field used to identify the target group.
name Field used to identify the name of the target group. Any combination of alpha-numeric characters or symbols can be used in the name field.
members Field used to identify host address(es) to be included in the target group.
creation_date Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.
last_modification_date Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.