Customizing the Tanium Console and Interact

The following optional tasks describe how to customize the appearance and behavior of the Tanium Console and Interact Home page.

Customize the Tanium Console color

Some enterprise deployments have multiple Tanium Servers deployed as lab servers, test servers, and production servers. You can customize the Tanium Console color for each server so that users know which one they are logged into.

Only users assigned the Administrator reserved role can see and use the Configuration pages.

  1. Go to Configuration > Miscellaneous > Console Color.
  2. Use the Current Color selector to pick your custom color.
  3. Save your changes.
  4. Wait about 60 seconds for the change to take effect, and then refresh your web browser to confirm the new color appears as expected.

    If you want the change to take effect immediately, restart the Tanium Server service.

The following figure shows an example of how the colors differ between two Tanium Servers.

Figure  1:  Tanium Console background color

Select the confirmation prompt for Tanium Console tasks

Many tasks that users initiate in the Tanium Console require responding to a confirmation prompt before the tasks proceed. Select the prompt type based on whether you want to optimize the Tanium Console security (password prompt) or user experience (yes/cancel prompt).

Only users assigned the Administrator reserved role can see and use the Configuration pages.

  1. Go to Configuration > Miscellaneous > Confirmation Prompt.
  2. Select Show a password prompt or Show a Yes/Cancel prompt.
  3. Save your changes.

Customize the Tanium Console help URL

By default, clicking the Help link at the top right of the Tanium Console opens a new browser tab or window with the URL https://docs.tanium.com. In cases where that URL is inaccessible (for example, if the Tanium Server does not have Internet access), you can change the help URL.

Only users assigned the Administrator reserved role can see and use the Configuration pages.

  1. Go to Configuration > Miscellaneous > Console Help URL.
  2. Enter the new URL in the Change URL field.
  3. Click Save Change, wait two minutes, and refresh your web browser.
  4. Click the Help link to verify that it opens the new URL.

Customize the Tanium Console logo

You can replace the default Tanium logo on the Tanium Console with the logo of your organization, as shown in the following figure. Use the Tanium logo file as a guide to image size. The Tanium Console supports all the standard image formats that your browser supports, such as PNG, JPG, and SVG. The maximum file size is 2 MB. The Tanium Console automatically resizes the file to 27 pixels high and scales the width proportionately.

Only users assigned the Administrator reserved role can see and use the Configuration pages.

  1. Create your own logo file.
  2. Go to Configuration > Miscellaneous > Console Logo.
  3. Click Choose File, select the logo file, and click Open.
  4. Click Save Change.
  5. Wait about two minutes for the change to take effect, and then refresh your web browser to confirm the new logo appears as expected.

    If you want the change to take effect immediately, restart the Tanium Server service.

Figure  2:  Tanium Console logo

Set Tanium Console user preferences

The Tanium Server applies user preferences when a particular user logs into the Tanium Console. The settings are user-specific; changes that you make to your settings do not affect other users. The Tanium Console filters the settings on the Edit Preferences page based on the effective permissions of the user who accesses the page. For example, if the user does not have permission to ask questions, many of the settings do not apply. For details on user permissions, see RBAC overview.

  1. Click Logged In: <username> at the top right of the Tanium Console and select Preferences.
  2. Configure the settings described in Table 1 and click Save. The changes apply immediately.
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 max_console_idle_seconds setting (Administration > Global Settings). The global setting has a default of 3,600 seconds (1 hour) 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.

Customize Tanium module home pages

Each Tanium module, including Interact, has a Home page that appears when you navigate to the module or click the Home page link from a page within the module workbench. The module Home pages have sections that might include guidance on getting started, reports related to module health, or reports related to deployment metrics. Perform the following steps if you want to show, hide, or reorder sections of a module Home page.

Because Home page settings are stored in browser local storage, they are not persistent across users, devices, or browsers.

  1. Click the Manage Home Page link at the top right of the module Home page to open the Home Page Management dialog box.
  2. Select (show) and deselect (hide) the sections as desired.

    You can also hide a section directly in the Home page by hovering over a section header and clicking x on the right.

  3. Drag-and-drop the sections to reorder them.


The Interact Home page displays categories, dashboards, and saved questions that you selected as favorites. To change the content that appears on this page, see Filter by favorites.

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