Exclusion Import File (Classic Interface)

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

You can import one or more exclusions as a .csv file.

This file is composed of a header and at least one line of data. Each line in the file must be separated by a new line break.

Header (Optional)

A header line in the file is optional. If included, the header must be the first line in the file and be formatted as follows:


Note: There are no spaces after the commas.

Data (Required)

Each data line in the file represents one exclusion configuration. Data lines must be separated from each other by a new line break. The file must include at least one data line.

Each data line is a comma-delimited string of fields described in the table below.

Note: Optional fields can be blank, but the associated comma separator must be present in the data line.

Field Description


id An integer that uniquely identifies the exclusion. optional
name The name of the exclusion. You can use any combination of alpha-numeric characters or symbols. required
description A description for the exclusion. required

The target or targets where you want the scan exclusion to apply.

This value can have the following formats:

  • A host name (example.com)
  • An IP address (
  • An IP range (
  • A comma-separated list of multiple host names, IP addresses, or IP ranges, bracketed by quotation marks (",,")
creation_date The Unix timestamp that Tenable.io uses as the creation date for the imported exclusion. optional
last_modification_date The Unix timestamp that Tenable.io uses as the last modification date for the exclusion. optional