Tanium Console and Interact requirements

Web browser requirements

Use one of the following supported browsers to access the Tanium Console:

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

The Tanium Console is designed for a display resolution of at least 1280 pixels wide and at least 720 pixels high. The Tanium Console might not appear as designed in browser windows smaller than these dimensions.

Update the following Internet Explorer settings if their current configuration interferes 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.


Tanium dependencies

Component Requirement
Tanium Server Interact 2.0 or later requires Tanium Server 7.2 or later. You can update both Interact and the Tanium Console UI version independently from the Tanium Server. For details, see Managing Tanium solutions.
Tanium content The Interact module does not include content. Interact depends on sensors, saved questions, dashboards, and categories distributed in Tanium content packs and other Tanium modules.
License The license entitlement for the Tanium Core Platform includes the Tanium Console and Interact.

Tanium Server computer resource and network requirements

Unlike other modules, Interact is installed on the Tanium Server, not the Tanium Module Server. The Tanium Console is also installed on the Tanium Server. The resource specifications for the Tanium Server include the host computer resource and network requirements for the Tanium Console and Interact. For details, see the guide for your deployment:

Host and network security requirements

Host and network security requirements for the Tanium Core Platform apply to the Tanium Console and Interact. For details, see Tanium Core Platform Deployment Reference Guide: Host system security exceptions.

User role requirements

Before using the Tanium Console or Interact to perform tasks, verify that your user account has the necessary roles and permissions. To configure roles, see Managing roles.

Tanium Core Platform configuration permissions

The following table summarizes the roles and permissions required to import or upgrade Tanium modules, customize the Tanium Console, and configure Tanium Core Platform settings. The listed permissions are advanced role permissions except where otherwise noted.

 

Table 1:   User roles and permissions for configuring your Tanium deployment
Tasks Tanium Console pages Roles and permissions
Import or upgrade Tanium modules and content packs

Upgrade the Tanium Console

Tanium Solutions Administrator reserved role only
Customize the Tanium Console color, logo, and confirmation prompt Configuration > Miscellaneous Administrator reserved role only
Manage whitelisted URLs Administration > Whitelisted URLs Write Whitelisted URLs (micro admin) permission is required to create, modify, or delete the whitelisted URLs configurations.

The Administrator reserved role has this permission.

Manage proxy server settings Configuration > Common > Proxy Settings Administrator reserved role only
Configure Tanium Client subnets Configuration > Tanium Server > Subnets Administrator reserved role only
Manage bandwidth throttling Configuration > Tanium Server > Bandwidth Throttling Administrator reserved role only
Configure server logging levels Configuration > Common > Log Level Administrator reserved role only
Configure global settings Administration > Global Settings Write Global Settings (micro admin) permission is required to create, modify, or delete global settings configurations.

The Administrator reserved role has this permission.

Tanium Interact permissions

The Interact module has the following predefined module roles and associated module permissions.

Table 2:   Interact user roles and permissions
Permission Interact Power User role Interact Basic User role Interact Read-Only User role Interact Show role

Show Interact

View the Interact workbench.






Interact Module Read

View Interact content.

This module permission provides these advanced permissions: Read Sensor, Read Saved Question, Read Dashboard, and Read Dashboard Group.






Interact Module Write

Add, edit, or delete Interact content.

This module permission provides the Interact Module Read permission.

It also provides these advanced permissions: Read Sensor, Read Saved Question, Read Dashboard, Read Dashboard Group, Write Saved Question, Write Dashboard, Write Dashboard Group.






Interact Execute Action

Deploy actions in the Interact module.

This module permission provides the Interact Module Read and Interact Module Write permissions.

It also provides these advanced permissions: Read Sensor, Read Saved Question, Read Dashboard, Read Dashboard Group, Read Package, Read Action, Write Saved Question, Write Dashboard, Write Dashboard Group, and Write Action.





The following table lists the provided advanced permissions and associated content sets (see the table footnotes) for the Interact module permissions in Table 2.

Table 3:   Provided Interact advanced role permissions
Permission Interact Power User role Interact Basic User role Interact Read-Only User role Interact Show role

Read Sensor1

View and use sensors in the Interact Question Bar, Question Builder and similar user interfaces throughout the Tanium Console.






Read Saved Question1

View saved questions in the Interact workbench.






Read Dashboard1

View dashboards in the Interact workbench.






Read Dashboard Group1

View categories in the Interact workbench.






Ask Dynamic Questions

Issue questions through the Interact Question Bar and Question Builder. This is a global advanced permission: it applies to all content sets.






Write Saved Question2

Create, edit, or delete saved questions, and assign them to content sets for which the user has permission.






Write Dashboard2

Create, modify, or delete dashboard configurations. Read Saved Question content set permissions determine which saved questions are available in dashboards.






Write Dashboard Group2

Create, modify, or delete category configurations. Read Dashboard content set permissions determine which dashboards are available in categories.






Read Package1

Select packages for actions in the Deploy Action page.






Read Action1

View the Actions pages. The visibility of rows in the grid depends on the Read Action permission on the content sets for the associated packages.






Write Action1

See and use the Deploy Action button on the Question Results grid for dynamic questions and saved questions.

View the Actions > Scheduled Actions page. Users can see rows for actions they issued. If a user has the Read Action permission on the content set for the underlying package, that user can see rows for actions that other users issued.

Implies the Read Own Action, Read Package, and Show Preview permissions.





1 These permissions apply to the following content sets: AD, AD Query, Base, Client Management, Default, File System, Hardware, Interact, MSSQL, Network, OS, Python, Registry, Reserved, Security, Software, Tagging.

2 These permissions apply to the Interact content set.

The following table summarizes the permissions required to perform specific tasks in the Tanium Interact module. The module workbench includes the Interact Home page and Interact Content page. The Administrator reserved role has all the listed permissions. The table also indicates whether other reserved roles have permissions for the features.

Table 4:   Required permissions to perform Interact tasks
Tasks Roles and permissions
Install or uninstall Interact Administrator reserved role only
All tasks in Interact Show Interact (module) permission is required for all Interact features, so be sure to assign a role with that permission to all Interact users.
View Interact content Interact Module Read (module) permission is required to view content in the Interact content set.
Manage Interact content Interact Module Write (module) permission is required to add, edit, or delete content in the Interact content set.
Deploy actions in Interact Interact Execute Action (module) permission enables users to deploy actions in the Interact module. It implies the advanced permissions Read Package, Read Action, and Write Action.
Issue questions through the Question Bar and Question Builder Ask Dynamic Questions permission is required to issue questions through the Question Bar and Question Builder. You can assign the permission to any advanced role.

Read Sensor content set permissions determine which sensors are available for you to select for questions.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have all these permissions.

Save a question Write Saved Question permission is required to assign a saved question to content sets for which you have permission. Write Saved Question is also required to create, edit, or delete saved questions. The Read Sensor content set permissions determine the available sensors.

In addition to the Write Saved Question permission, users require the Write Action and Write Package permissions to add associated actions to a new saved question configuration. In addition to these three permissions, users require owner permissions for the question if they want to modify or delete the associated actions.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have all these permissions.

Use Interact Saved Questions Read Saved Question content set permissions determine the saved questions that you can see in the Tanium Console, such as on the Interact Home page, Interact Content page, and Question Results grid drill-down.

Read Sensor permission is required for the sensors specified in a saved question that you want to issue.

Ask Dynamic Questions permission is required to use the drill down feature in the Saved Question Results grid.

Use Interact Categories Read Dashboard Group content set permissions determine the categories that you can see in the Tanium Console, such as on the Interact Home page and Interact Content page.

Write Dashboard Group permission is required to create, modify, or delete category configurations. Read Dashboard content set permissions determine which dashboards are available in categories.

Use Interact Dashboards Read Dashboard content set permissions determine the dashboards that you can see in the Tanium Console, such as on the Interact Home page and Interact Content page.

Write Dashboard permission is required to create, modify, or delete dashboard configurations. Read Saved Question content set permissions determine which saved questions are available in dashboards.

Note: By default, new dashboards are added to the Other Dashboards category, which is visible only to users with the Administrator or Content Administrator reserved role. Therefore, only users with one of those roles, or the user who created the dashboard, can see the new dashboard. To make the dashboard visible to users, you must move it to another category.

Deploy an action Write Action permission is required to see the Deploy Action button on the Question Results grid.

Read Package content set permissions determine which packages are available for you to select for actions.

Read Sensor and Read Saved Question permissions on the Reserved content set are required to complete the deploy action workflow. During the workflow, these permissions allow special saved questions that the Tanium Server uses to track and report action status.

Use the Interact Home page and Interact Content page Users require the Ask Dynamic Questions permission to see the Welcome and Best Practices sections of the Interact Home page:

To see the following sections of the Interact Home page and Interact Content page, users require the specified permissions:

  • Interact Content: Read Dashboard Group, Read Dashboard, and Read Saved Question permissions control the summary counts.
  • Favorite Categories: Read Dashboard Group permission
  • Favorite Dashboards: Read Dashboard permission
  • Favorite Saved Questions: Read Saved Question permission

Action management permissions

The following table summarizes the roles and permissions required to manage actions. When you configure roles, specify the content sets that include the packages associated with the actions. The listed permissions are advanced role permissions except where otherwise noted.

Table 5:   User role requirements for managing actions
Tasks Tanium Console pages Roles and permissions
Deploy actions, including action locks Question Results

Saved Question Results

Write Action permission is required to see the Deploy Action button on the Question Results grid.

Read Package content set permissions determine which packages are available for selection in actions.

Read Sensor and Read Saved Question permissions are required on the Reserved content set. The Tanium Server uses special saved questions to track action status and report action status within the deploy action workflow. Therefore, these permissions are required to complete the workflow.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have all these permissions.

Manage scheduled actions Actions > Scheduled Actions Read Action permission is required to view the Scheduled Actions page. Visibility of rows in the page grid depends on the Read Action permission on the content set for the underlying package. The permission enables users to re-download package files and copy grid rows to the clipboard.

Write Action permission:

  • Enables users to see rows for actions that they issued. Users can see rows for actions that others issued if the users have Read Action permission on the content set for the underlying package.
  • Enables users to see and use the Deploy Action button on the Question Results grid for dynamic questions and saved questions.
  • Enables users to export specific scheduled actions for which they have Write Action permission.
  • Implies the Read Own Action, Read Package, and Show Preview permissions.

Write Action for Saved Question permission:

  • Enables users to see the Scheduled Actions page, but the only rows are for the actions that the user has deployed.
  • Enables users to see and use the Deploy Action button on the Question Results grid, but only for saved questions that are configured with an associated package. The Read Package permission is not required for the associated package. If the saved question is not configured with an associated package, the Deploy Action button does not appear.

Tip: Use the Write Action for Saved Question permission instead of the Write Action permission to limit use by action users who use Tanium to execute standard operating procedures that someone else created.

Read Sensor and Read Saved Question permissions are required on the Reserved content set for users to deploy, edit, or check the status of actions. The Reserved content set includes content used to ask preview and polling questions.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have all these permissions, and can export or import the complete scheduled actions configuration.

Manage action groups Actions > Scheduled Actions Administrator reserved role only
Manage action history Actions > Action History Read Action permission is required to view the Action History page. Visibility of rows in the page grid depends on the Read Action permission on the content set for the underlying package.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have this permission.

View action summary (status) Action Summary The following permissions are required to view and use the Action Summary page. This page appears when you deploy an unscheduled action. You can access it from the Action History page also.
  • Read Saved Question permission (regardless of content sets) is required to view the Action Summary page of an action in the Action History grid.
  • Read Package permission on the content set for the underlying package is required to view files in the Action Summary page.
  • Read Sensor and Read Saved Question permissions on the Reserved content set are required to view and use the Show Client Status Details button in the Action Summary page.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have this permission.

Review and approve pending actions , or bypass action approval Actions > All Pending Approval

Actions > Actions I Can Approve

Approve Action permission:
  • Users require this permission to view the All Pending Approval page.
  • Users require this permission on the content set for the underlying package to approve actions that another user created. Users cannot approve their own actions.

Read Action permission on the content set for the underlying packages determines which rows are visible on the All Pending Approval page.

Read Own Action permission is required for users to see their own actions on the All Pending Approval page.

Bypass Action Approval permission enables users to bypass approval for their own actions. The permission does not apply retroactively.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have all these permissions except Bypass Action Approval.

Content management permissions

The following table summarizes the roles and permissions required to manage sensors, packages, and saved questions. The listed permissions are advanced role permissions except where otherwise noted.

Table 6:   User role requirements for managing content
Tasks Tanium Console pages Roles and permissions
Manage sensors Content > Sensors > Sensor Management

Content > Sensors > Quarantined Sensors

Write Sensor permission is required to create, modify, or delete sensor configurations. Users can export sensors for which they have Write Sensor permission. The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have this permission, and can export or import the complete sensors configuration.

Write Global Setting (global admin) permission is required to enable or disable quarantine enforcement. The Administrator reserved role has this permission.

Computer group assignments determine on which endpoints users can manually quarantine or unquarantine sensors.

Manage packages Content > Packages Write Package permission is required to create, modify, or delete package configurations. Users can export specific packages for which they have Write Package permission.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have this permission, and can export or import the complete packages configuration.

Manage saved questions Content > Saved Questions Write Saved Question permission is required to create, modify, or delete saved question configurations. Users can export specific saved questions for which they have Write Saved Question permission.

Write Action and Write Package permissions are required, in addition to Write Saved Question, to add associated actions to a new saved question configuration. In addition to these three permissions, a user also requires owner permissions for the question to later modify or delete the associated actions.

Read Sensor content set permissions determine which sensors users can select for questions.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have these permissions, and can export or import the complete saved questions configuration.

Question history Administration > Question History Read Question History (micro admin) permission is required to see the Question History page. However, a user with only the microadmin permission cannot load a question from the Question History page. Users assigned the Administrator reserved role can see the Question History page and load a question from the page.
Manage question and sensor runtime indicator thresholds Configuration > Sensor Thresholds Administrator reserved role only
Manage content sets Permissions > Content Sets

Permissions > Content Alignment

Administrator or Content Set Administrator reserved role only

RBAC management permissions

The following table summarizes the roles and permissions required to manage role-based access control (RBAC) configurations. The listed permissions are advanced role permissions except where otherwise noted.

Table 7:   Tanium Console user roles and permissions
Tasks Tanium Console pages Roles and permissions
Manage content sets Permissions > Content Sets

Permissions > Content Alignment

Administrator or Content Set Administrator reserved role only
Manage roles Permissions > Roles Administrator or Content Set Administrator reserved role only

Note that a Content Set Administrator cannot manage the assignment of reserved roles to users and user groups.

Manage computer groups Administration > Computer Groups Write Computer Group (micro admin) permission is required to create, modify, or delete computer group configurations.

Read Sensor permission on the Reserved content set is also required to create a computer group configuration. The Reserved content set includes content used to ask preview questions.

The Administrator and Content Administrator reserved roles have these permissions.

Manage users Administration > Users Write User permission is required to create a new user configuration, add properties, or save changes to a configuration.

Write Computer Group permission is required to change computer group assignment from the user configuration page. To change the computer group assignment, you also need the Read Sensor permission on the Reserved content set. The Reserved content set includes content used to ask preview questions.

Write User Group permission permission is required to change the user group assignment.

The Administrator or Content Set Administrator reserved role is required to change the role assignment. However, a Content Set Administrator cannot manage the assignment of reserved roles. Also, a user cannot manage their own roles from the user configuration page.

Only the Administrator reserved role has all of these permissions.

Users cannot modify their own computer group or role assignment.

Manage user groups Administration > User Groups Write User Group permission is required to create a new user group configuration, add properties, or save changes to a configuration.

Write Computer Group permission is required to change computer group assignment from the user group configuration page. To change the computer group assignment, you also need the Read Sensor permission on the Reserved content set. The Reserved content set includes content used to ask preview questions.

Read User permission is required to change the user assignment.

The Administrator or Content Set Administrator reserved role is required to change the role assignment. However, a Content Set Administrator cannot manage the assignment of reserved roles.

Only the Administrator reserved role has all of these permissions.

Import users and user groups from an LDAP server Configuration > Authentication > LDAP Sync Administrator reserved role only
Configure SAML authentication Configuration > Authentication > SAML Administrator reserved role only
Manage API tokens Configuration > Authentication > API Tokens View Token permission is required to see the Configuration > Authentication > API Tokens page.

Use Token permission is required to send requests to the Tanium Server for new API tokens.

Revoke Token permission is required to revoke API tokens that are used to access the Tanium Server.

Troubleshooting permissions

The following table summarizes the roles and permissions required to perform troubleshooting tasks in the Tanium Console. The listed permissions are advanced role permissions except where otherwise noted.

Table 8:   User roles and permissions for configuring your Tanium deployment
Tasks Tanium Console pages Roles and permissions
Monitor Tanium Client registration and communication Administration > System Status Read System Status (micro admin) permission is required to see the System Status page and filter the table.

The Administrator reserved role has this permission.

Configure server logging levels Configuration > Common > Log Level Administrator reserved role only
View plugins and plugin schedules Configuration > Common > Plugins

Configuration > Common > Plugin Schedules

Administrator reserved role only
View cache usage Configuration > Tanium Server > Cache Info Administrator reserved role only
View the info page https://<Tanium_Server>/info Administrator reserved role only

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