Add a Template-Based Audit File

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can add template-based audit files using templates embedded within Tenable updates these templates regularly through the feed.

For more information, see Audit Files.

To add a template-based audit file:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Scanning > Audit Files (administrator users) or Scans > Audit Files (organizational users).

    The Audit Files page appears.

  3. Click Add

    The Audit File Templates page appears.

  4. In the Common section, click a template category tile.

    The Add Audit Template page appears.

  5. In the Name box, type a name for the audit file.
  6. (Optional) In the Description box, type a description for the audit file.
  7. (Optional) Edit the template-specific options if you do not want to use the default values.
  8. Click Submit. saves your configuration.

What to do next:

  • Reference the audit file in a template-based Policy Compliance Auditing scan policy or a custom scan policy. For more information about compliance options in custom scan policies, see Compliance Options.