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Working with the Interact Content page

The Interact Content page includes the categories, dashboards, and saved questions that are imported from Tanium content packs and Tanium solutions, as well as ones that are created by fellow users, provided you have the applicable content set permissions.

About the Interact Content page panels

The Interact Content page includes three panels: Categories, Dashboards, and Saved Questions.

Figure  1:  Interact Content page

A category is an organized group of dashboards. A category is like an umbrella term for the types of questions you have on file—Tanium Administration, Security, Inventory, Operations, and so on.

A dashboard is an organized group of saved questions. A dashboard includes all of the saved questions related to the issue you want to investigate. On the Interact Content page, when you click the name of a dashboard, the Tanium Console issues all of the questions to Tanium Clients, and the Tanium Console displays the results grid for each of them.

A saved question is a configuration object that contains question syntax and question settings. On the Interact Content page, when you click the name of a saved question, the question is issued to Tanium Clients, and the Tanium Console displays the results grid. Saved questions can also be configured to be reissued in the background according to a schedule.

Display the Interact Content page

  1. From the Main Menu, select Interact.
  2. From the Interact Menu, select Interact Content.

Filter the Interact Content page

As your team uses Tanium more and more, the number of saved questions in the system grows. You can apply panel card filters and text search filters to help you find what you are looking for.

Panel card filters

Click panel cards to filter the page so that only items belonging to the selected category or dashboard are displayed. The card is gray with a red left edge when the filter is applied. You can apply multiple filters. Click the Deselect link to clear the filter.

Figure  2:  Interact Content page filters

Text filters

You can use text filters to search for items that match the specified string. Click the x in the text search box to clear the filter.

Figure  3:  Text filters

Use favorites

A favorite is an item you want to appear on the home page and on the Interact Content page when the "favorites only" filter is applied. Favorites are saved as a user setting. Your favorites selections do not affect other users.

Make an item a favorite

Toggle the Favorites icon / next to the name of a category, dashboard, or saved question to make it a favorite item. The icon is colored in when it is a favorite.

To reduce clicks, you can use the Favorite All or Unfavorite All links and then toggle on or off individual items.

Display only favorites

On the Interact Content page, click the Favorites filter above the panels to apply a "favorites only" filter to the page. When the Favorites filter is applied, the panel card filters display only the associated objects that have also been marked as favorites. After you find and select your favorite category or dashboard panel cards, you might want to toggle off Favorites so you do not miss any saved questions that were not selected as favorites.

Figure  4:  Favorites filter

Select current or recent results

When a saved question is issued from the Interact Content page, the Tanium Console displays the results grid. In addition to all of the features of the results grid for dynamic questions, the results grid for saved questions includes a "zoom" option: Current or Recent. Current data includes responses from machines that are currently online. Recent data may include responses from offline machines. The Tanium Server caches client responses for 7 days by default. If a client is not online when a question is issued, but the Tanium Server has a cached value for it, the "recent" cached result can be passed to the results grid.

Figure  5:  Current and Recent buttons on the Saved Question results grid

Open a dashboard

When a dashboard is opened from the Interact Content page, the Tanium Console displays the dashboard results page, which includes the results grid for each saved question included in the dashboard.

Figure  6:  Dashboard results page
1 Use the dashboards list to open a different dashboard.
2 Use the Filter All Questions Displayed list to apply a computer group filter to all saved question results grids on the page.
3 Toggle the page view between one or two columns.
4 Expand or contract the view of this results grid.
5 Toggle between grid, chart, and question text.
6 Apply additional filters per results grid. If you select an "All Questions" computer group filter (item 2 above) and also use the results grid computer group filter, the filters are combined with a Boolean AND.

Manage configurations

The procedures for managing the category, dashboard, and saved question configurations are alike, but there are differences.

Create a category configuration

  1. Click Settings in the panel heading and select New Category.
  2. Specify a name, content set, and visibility option and click Save.

Create a dashboard configuration

  1. Click Settings in the panel heading and select New Dashboard.
  2. Specify a configuration name, computer group filter, content set, and visibility option, and then click Save.

A new dashboard is added to the Other Dashboards category by default. This category is visible only to users with the Administrator or Content Administrator role. Consequently, the dashboard is also visible only to the creator and users with the Administrator or Content Administrator role. If you do not have one of these roles, and you want the dashboard you have created to be visible to other users who do not have the Administrator or Content Administrator role but do have appropriate RBAC permissions, ask a user with the required privileges to move the dashboard to another category.

Create saved questions

You cannot create saved questions from the Interact Content pages. You can create them from the Question bar after you issue an ad hoc question. See Saving questions.

Assign dashboards to a category

  1. Clear any filters.
  2. Mouse over the category you want to display its tools.
  3. Click the edit icon and select Add/Remove Dashboards.
  4. In the Dashboards panel, select the dashboards to include in this category and click Apply.



Assign saved questions to a dashboard

  1. Clear any filters.
  2. Click a dashboard to select it. Select only one.
  3. Click the edit icon and select Add/Remove Saved Questions.
  4. In the Saved Questions panel, select the saved questions to include in this dashboard and click Apply.

Edit category, dashboard, and saved question settings

  1. Mouse over the panel card to show its tools.
  2. Click the edit icon and select Edit Category Information, Edit Dashboard Information, or Edit Question.
  3. Edit the settings.
  4. Save the configuration.

Delete a category or dashboard configuration

  1. Mouse over the panel card to show its tools.
  2. Click Delete .
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the configuration.

You cannot delete a saved question configuration from the Interact Content page. You can delete a saved question configuration from the Authoring > Saved Questions page.

Export a configuration

  1. Click Settings in the panel heading and select Export Categories, Export Dashboards, or Export Questions.
  2. Select items to export or click Select all.
  3. Click Export.
  4. Specify a filename and click OK.

The XML file is saved to the local host computer.

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