This document provides a comprehensive overview of the Tagging feature. 


Common Settings include filtering options, and settings to customize the view.

Filters allow for quick limitation of viewed data to relevant entries. By applying filters in multiple columns, it is possible to narrow down a large dataset to find a particular entry or to discover any abnormalities, missing data or missing actions.


When looking for a particular hostname (that includes a number in domain name) in Assets view, choose Hostname in the Type column and enter that number in the Name column to narrow down the search results. Additionally, a scanner ID can be submitted to ensure a direct search result.

Customize each view by adding or removing the columns and by applying filters. Each view has a Filter and Settings panel. To access it, click the Filter icon in the bar spanning along the left edge of the table. This displays the Filter and Settings panel.

Inside the Filter and Settings panel, it is possible to add or remove columns,  apply filters, save sorting order, and column width and make it persist on your account.
To save your preferred settings, click on the Save icon found in the Settings tab of the table settings panel. 


It is assumed that the reader has basic access to the OUTSCAN/HIAB account to access the Portal.


Tagging allows to group and filter data based on a user-defined value. Tags can be added in:

  • Assets
  • Configurations
  • Findings
  • Compliance findings
  • Accounts

Add a Tag

Follow the below procedure to apply a tag to a specific item.

  1. Go to desired view.
  2. Select one or more items to see the available user actions at the bottom of the window.
  3. By clicking on the Add tags button, the below dialog box is opened.

    Add a Tag
  4. Select a tag from the drop-down menu, or provide a new tag in the Tags field if the list is empty.
    Input format: Key:value or Key


    The colon character ":", splits the content of the tag into a key and a value. Thus allowing a granular search for the occurrences of tags containing the search word in the key or in the value. Tags that do not contain a colon are handled as keys.


    When the added tags are:

    • aws:yes
    • hosting:aws 
    • aws

    Searching for aws results in all 3 entries.

    Whereas, searching for aws: results in tags with aws string as the key.

    To find the values containing the phrase, prefix it with colon. Searching for :aws results hosting:aws only.

  5. After typing the new tag, press Enter followed by the SUBMIT button. 


  6.  The newly added tag for a specific object is visible under the Tags column. 


    Examples of a valid tag:

    • location:london
    • location:vancouver
    • hosting:one
    • digital-media
    • dc2
    • NetworkAlpha

Remove Tag

Follow the below procedure to remove a tagged item.

  1. Go to the desired view (Assets or Configurations or Findings).
  2. Select the applicable items to see the available user actions at the bottom of the window.
  3. By clicking on the Remove tags button, the below dialog box is opened.

    Remove tags
  4. Currently applied tags are listed here. Select a tag you want to remove.

  5. Click on the REMOVE button. 


  6.  The removed tag can be verified under the Tags column.

Tag Inheritance

Some resources inherit tags from their parent resources. This is true for the following resources:

  • Scans (inherited from Configurations)
  • Matches (inherited from Assets)
  • Services (inherited from Assets)
  • Credentials (inherited from Accounts)
  • Findings (inherited from Assets)
  • Compliance findings (inherited from Assets)

An example:

Setting a location:sydney tag on the gcp-account-180821 resource will populate the same tag on all compliance findings associated with this resource:

Tag Inheritance

Tag Inheritance

The inherited tags will appear as greyed out:

Tag Inheritance

These tags cannot be removed from the resource unless they are removed from the parent resource.


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