Getting started with the Tanium Console

The Tanium Console is a web application installed with the Tanium Server. It does not require separate licensing.

Web browser requirements

To use the Tanium Console, you require one of the following supported browsers:

  • Google Chrome (recent)
  • Internet Explorer 11 and later
  • Mozilla Firefox (recent)
  • Safari (recent)

The Tanium Console is designed for a browser width of at least 1,024 pixels and a browser height of at least 600 pixels. The Tanium Console might not appear as designed in browser windows smaller than these dimensions.

If necessary to prevent Internet Explorer settings from interfering with the Tanium Console display:

  • Add the Tanium Server to the Trusted Sites list in the browser.

  • Ensure the browser is not configured to ignore fonts that the Tanium Console specifies.

Log in and log out

To log into the Tanium Console:

  1. Open a supported web browser and go to the Tanium Console URL.

    The URL has the format https://<Tanium_Server_FQDN>[:port]. If the Tanium Server uses the default port (443), you do not need to specify the port.

  2. Enter your username and password and click Log in.

    The first time you log in, enter the username and password of the initial Tanium Console administrator account. The credentials for this account are set when the Tanium Server is installed (see Tanium Core Platform Installation Guide: Install Tanium Server). This account has the Administrator reserved role and can create additional users with a range of role-based privileges.

When it is time to end your Tanium Console session, the best practice is to expressly log out and close the web browser. To log out, click the selector beside the Logged in username and select Logout.

Tanium Console home page

When you initially log in, the console displays your Tanium Console home page. Your Tanium Console home page is like a site map that shows the Tanium modules and console configuration pages for which you have role-based privileges to access. Users with different privileges have different home pages. For more information about role-based access control, see Users and user groups.

Tanium module home pages

Tanium modules have home pages that appear when you navigate to the module or click the home page link from a page within the module. The module home pages have sections that might include guidance on getting started, reports related to module health, or reports related to deployment metrics.

Click the Manage Home Page link to display the Home Page Management dialog box, where you can select and deselect sections to show and hide them or click-and-drag to reorder them.

Set user preferences

User preferences are applied when a particular user logs in. The settings do not affect other users. Changes you save take immediate effect.

To set user preferences, click the selector next to the logged-in username and select Preferences.

Table 1:   User preferences
Settings Guidelines
Consider question results complete at The default is 99%.
Number of answer rows to load per request The default is 100.
Suspend console automatically if no activity detected for The default is 10 minutes and the maximum is 24 days. The value must be equal to or less than the timeout for all users, which is specified in the global settings (max_console_idle_seconds). The global setting has a default of 60 minutes and a maximum of 24 days (2,073,600 seconds). If you set the user preference to a lower value than the global setting, the Tanium Server applies the user preference.
Submit filter text after After the user starts typing in a filter field in the Tanium Console, the Tanium Server does not start searching for the text string until the specified time period passes. The default is 700 ms.
Hide error results from questions Enabled by default.
Hide duplicate columns in Question Results grid Not enabled by default. By default, the Question Results grid shows columns of the same name when a question has multiple sensors that use the same column name.
Copy/Export with headers by default Enabled by default. Select this option to include the grid header row when you copy or export grid rows. You can override this setting when you perform an export operation.
Enable multiple column sorting Not enabled by default.

In Tanium Core Platform 7.1 and later, the Tanium Console filters the settings on the user preferences page based on the user's effective permissions. If the user does not have permission to ask questions, many of the preferences are not applicable.

Copy the Local Error Log

The Tanium Console maintains a console error log on the local host computer for your web browser. It includes details on errors returned in response to actions taken with the browser, such as attempting to save a configuration or import an XML file.

To view the log, click the selector next to the logged in username and select Local Error Log.

Click the copy icon to copy the log details to the clipboard.

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