Filters an organization or source's findings and groups them by their specified properties.

To group across all sources provide a - as the source id. Example: /v1/organizations/{organization_id}/sources/-/findings, /v1/folders/{folder_id}/sources/-/findings, /v1/projects/{projectId}/sources/-/findings

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. Name of the source to groupBy. Its format is "organizations/[organization_id]/sources/[source_id]", folders/[folder_id]/sources/[source_id], or projects/[projectId]/sources/[source_id]. To groupBy across all sources provide a source_id of -. For example: organizations/{organization_id}/sources/-, folders/{folder_id}/sources/-, or projects/{projectId}/sources/-

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "filter": string,
  "groupBy": string,
  "readTime": string,
  "compareDuration": string,
  "pageToken": string,
  "pageSize": integer


Expression that defines the filter to apply across findings. The expression is a list of one or more restrictions combined via logical operators AND and OR. Parentheses are supported, and OR has higher precedence than AND.

Restrictions have the form <field> <operator> <value> and may have a - character in front of them to indicate negation. Examples include:

  • name
  • sourceProperties.a_property
  • securityMarks.marks.marka

The supported operators are:

  • = for all value types.
  • >, <, >=, <= for integer values.
  • :, meaning substring matching, for strings.

The supported value types are:

  • string literals in quotes.
  • integer literals without quotes.
  • boolean literals true and false without quotes.

The following field and operator combinations are supported:

  • name: =
  • parent: =, :
  • resourceName: =, :
  • state: =, :
  • category: =, :
  • externalUri: =, :
  • eventTime: =, >, <, >=, <=

Usage: This should be milliseconds since epoch or an RFC3339 string. Examples: eventTime = "2019-06-10T16:07:18-07:00" eventTime = 1560208038000

  • severity: =, :
  • workflowState: =, :
  • securityMarks.marks: =, :
  • sourceProperties: =, :, >, <, >=, <=

For example, sourceProperties.size = 100 is a valid filter string.

Use a partial match on the empty string to filter based on a property existing: sourceProperties.my_property : ""

Use a negated partial match on the empty string to filter based on a property not existing: -sourceProperties.my_property : ""

  • resource:
  • =, :
  • resource.parent_name: =, :
  • resource.parent_display_name: =, :
  • resource.project_name: =, :
  • resource.project_display_name: =, :
  • resource.type: =, :


Required. Expression that defines what assets fields to use for grouping (including stateChange). The string value should follow SQL syntax: comma separated list of fields. For example: "parent,resourceName".

The following fields are supported:

  • resourceName
  • category
  • state
  • parent
  • severity

The following fields are supported when compareDuration is set:

  • stateChange

string (Timestamp format)

Time used as a reference point when filtering findings. The filter is limited to findings existing at the supplied time and their values are those at that specific time. Absence of this field will default to the API's version of NOW.

A timestamp in RFC3339 UTC "Zulu" format, with nanosecond resolution and up to nine fractional digits. Examples: "2014-10-02T15:01:23Z" and "2014-10-02T15:01:23.045123456Z".


string (Duration format)

When compareDuration is set, the GroupResult's "stateChange" attribute is updated to indicate whether the finding had its state changed, the finding's state remained unchanged, or if the finding was added during the compareDuration period of time that precedes the readTime. This is the time between (readTime - compareDuration) and readTime.

The stateChange value is derived based on the presence and state of the finding at the two points in time. Intermediate state changes between the two times don't affect the result. For example, the results aren't affected if the finding is made inactive and then active again.

Possible "stateChange" values when compareDuration is specified:

  • "CHANGED": indicates that the finding was present and matched the given filter at the start of compareDuration, but changed its state at readTime.
  • "UNCHANGED": indicates that the finding was present and matched the given filter at the start of compareDuration and did not change state at readTime.
  • "ADDED": indicates that the finding did not match the given filter or was not present at the start of compareDuration, but was present at readTime.
  • "REMOVED": indicates that the finding was present and matched the filter at the start of compareDuration, but did not match the filter at readTime.

If compareDuration is not specified, then the only possible stateChange is "UNUSED", which will be the stateChange set for all findings present at readTime.

If this field is set then stateChange must be a specified field in groupBy.

A duration in seconds with up to nine fractional digits, ending with 's'. Example: "3.5s".



The value returned by the last GroupFindingsResponse; indicates that this is a continuation of a prior call, and that the system should return the next page of data.



The maximum number of results to return in a single response. Default is 10, minimum is 1, maximum is 1000.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of GroupFindingsResponse.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.