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Tanium Authoring overview

In a Taniumâ„¢ deployment, authors are experts who create sensors and packages that extend Tanium use cases or customize them for particular environments or particular objectives. For example, when a new application comes into use in an environment, an author can write a sensor script that maintains data about the installed or running application and a package script that takes action to stop or start it.

Authors must have the following prerequisite knowledge and experience:

  • Understand the Tanium platform
  • Expert knowledge of the endpoint operating system
  • Experience writing and testing scripts written in VBScript (Windows), shell script (non-Windows), or Python

Your team might include authors who create saved questions that can be reissued according to a schedule or associated with packages included in the Deploy Action workflow. These authors do not necessarily write scripts, but they must be aware of the systems and processes running on endpoints in the network, understand the impact that scheduled questions and scheduled actions might have on endpoints, and be ready to make adjustments that might be necessary.

Most customers leverage the content provided in Tanium content packs and solution modules as much as they can, and work with their technical account manager (TAM) on customizations and new use cases.

We recommend that anyone developing content for the Tanium platform examine the content provided in the Tanium content packs as examples of code and settings that have been tested for best results. Use the tested sensors and packages as a models for your custom content.

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