Content overview

In a Taniumâ„¢ deployment, content refers to sensors, packages, and saved questions 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, a content developer 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.

Content developers 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 content developers who create saved questions that can be reissued according to a schedule or associated with packages included in the Deploy Action workflow. These content developers 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.

When developing content for the Tanium Core Platform, the best practice is to examine the content in the Tanium content packs as examples of code and settings that were tested for best results. Use the tested sensors and packages as a models for your custom content.

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