Configuring Trends

If you did not install Trends with the Apply All Tanium recommended configurations option, you must enable and configure certain features.

When you import Trends with automatic configuration, the following default settings are configured:

The following default settings are configured for Trends:

Setting Default value
Service account

The service account is set to the account that you used to import Trends.

Configuring a unique service account for each Tanium solution is an extra security measure to consider in consultation with the security team of your organization. See Configure service account.

Trends visibility Trends visibility is set to the following computer groups if they exist:
  • All Computers
  • All Windows
  • All Linux
  • All Mac
  • All Workstations
  • All Servers
  • All Windows Workstations
  • All Windows Servers
Trends boards Trends imports all available boards and sources for the initial gallery. This includes boards and sources provided by any other Tanium solution that has a service account configured. After import, boards may take several minutes to initially display.

If you import Trends with the default settings and later import another Tanium solution, Trends automatically imports the boards and sources for that solution. If you import Trends without the default settings, you will need to manually import the boards and sources from other Tanium solutions.

Configure Trends

Configure service account

The service account is a user that runs several background processes for Trends. This user requires the following roles and access:

  • Trends Service Account role
  • (Optional) Connect Operator or Connect Administrator role to send Trends data to Tanium Connect

For more information about Trends permissions, see User role requirements.

If you imported Trends with default settings, the service account is set to the account that you used to perform the import. Configuring a unique service account for each Tanium solution is an extra security measure to consider in consultation with the security team of your organization.

  1. On the Trends Overview page, click Settings and open the Service Credentials tab.
  2. Provide a user name and password, and then click Save.

Configure visibility groups

Select the computer groups from which you want Trends to collect data. When Trends collects results from saved question sources, the results are split into aggregate count records by the computer groups that you select. You can add or remove computer groups at any time.

Users must have explicit computer group permissions to view data for the corresponding computer groups.

  1. From the Trends Overview page, click Settings .
  2. From the Groups tab, select the computer groups from which you want to collect data.
  3. Click Submit.

Set up Trends users

You can use the following set of predefined user roles to set up Trends users.

To review specific permissions for each role, see User role requirements.

For more information about assigning user roles, see Tanium Core Platform User Guide: Manage role assignments for a user.

Trends Administrator

Assign the Trends Administrator role to users who manage the configuration of Trends. This role has unrestricted access to all actions and content in Trends.

Trends Operator

Assign the Trends Operator role to users who manage the configuration of Trends but do not need to manage the service account. This role has unrestricted access to all actions and content in Trends.

Assign the Trends Administrator role to users who manage the configuration of Trends. This role has unrestricted access to all actions and content in Trends.

Trends Author

Assign the Trends Author role to users who create or edit boards and sources.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • View, create, edit, or delete boards
  • View, create, edit, or delete sources
  • Export or import boards and sources
  • Publish reports from boards

Trends Board Author

Assign the Trends Board Author role to users who create or edit boards.
This role can perform the following tasks:

  • View, create, edit, or delete boards
  • View sources
  • Publish reports from boards

Trends Board Viewer

Assign the Trends Board Viewer role to users who view boards in Trends.

Trends Service Account

Assign the Trends Service Account role to the account that manages and performs service-level operations for Trends. Assign this role only to the service account for Trends. For more information, see Configure service account.