This document provides a overview of the Tagging feature. 


Common Settings include Tag Manager and 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. Tagging helps to create more custom filtering options by adding specific tags to various entities. Customize each view by adding or removing the tags 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.


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 to an Object

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. 

    Submit a Tag

  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. 

    Remove tag

  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.

Tag Manager

The Tag Manager lets you view, understand, and manage the tags that are used on objects of different types on your account.

You are able to see what tags, keys that exists as well as what object types and the number of occurrences.

CreatedWhen the tag was created.
Created byWho created the tag.
IDThe unique identification number of the tag.
KeyThe name of the tag.
StatisticsNumber of occurrences.
UpdatedWhen the tag was updated.
Updated byWho updated the tag.


The Statistics view shows how many objects a tag is used on.

The example show that 5 assets and 1 asset identifier share this tag.

Portal Tagmanager Statistics


  • Resource group settings
  • Scan configuration settings
  • Scheduled report settings

Create New Tag

To create a new tag in the tag manager:

  1. Click the green plus (plus) icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Select Create new tag.
  3. Enter a Key name or select one from the drop-down menu.

    Enter key to new tag

  4. Click the blue ADD button to save the new tag.

Transform a Tag

To transform a tag in the tag manager:

  1. Click the green plus (plus) icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Select Transform tags.

    Transform tags

  3. Enter a From Key name or select one from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter a To Key name or select one from the drop-down menu.
  5. You can select "all" for Key or/and Value instead of a specific key/value.


    Example, you have 2 tags
    Tag1, Key = Loc, Value = Sweden
    Tag2, Key = Loc, Value = Denmark

    To transform select
    From: Key = Loc, Value = All
    To: Key = Location, Value = All

    This transforms both the tags above and change the key from Loc to Location


    From: Key = Loc, Value = All
    To: Key = Location, Value = Nordic

    This merges the two tags above to one with Key = Location, Value = Nordic

  6. Click the blue Transform button to complete the change.

Delete Tag

To delete a tag in the tag manager:

  1. Select the tag to delete.

  2. Click on the bin icon at the bottom of the view.

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