Import a Target Group

Required User Role: 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 Tools section, click Target Groups.

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

  3. If you want to import a user target group, click User. Otherwise, stay on the System target groups page.
  4. Next to Target Groups, click the Import button.

    Your operating system's file manager appears.

  5. 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.