Create a Manual or Automatic Tag

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

If your tags fail to apply, the tag rules may return too many assets for Tenable Vulnerability Management to process. For example, a long list of Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) with wildcards would cover a large number of assets. When this happens, Tenable recommends reducing the number of assets through stricter tag rules. If needed, you can then use an additional tag to join each list.

On the Create Tag page, you can create a manual tag to apply to assets individually. You can also create an automatic tag by creating tag rules that Tenable Vulnerability Management uses to identify and tag matching assets.

Note: Tenable Vulnerability Management limits the number of tags and categories you can create to 100 categories or a maximum 100,000 tags for each category.

To create an automatic tag from the Tags page:

  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 Tagging tile.

    The Tags page appears. On this page, you can view your asset tag categories and values.

    The Categories tab is active.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Create Tag button.

    The Create Tag page appears.

  5. Click the Category drop-down box.
  6. In the Add New Category box, type a category.

    As you type, the list filters for matches.

  7. From the drop-down box, select an existing category, or if the category is new, click Create "category name".

    Note: You can create a maximum of 100 categories for your Tenable Vulnerability Management instance.
  8. (Optional) In the Category Description box, type a description of the tag category.

  9. In the Value box, type a name for the tag.

    Note: Tag names cannot include commas or be more than 50 characters in length.

    Tip: Tenable recommends that you provide a tag name that directly corresponds with the tag category. For example, if the category is Location, Headquarters would be an appropriate value.

  10. (Optional) In the Value Description box, type a description for the new tag.

  11. Do one of the following: