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Create a Policy

Required User Role: Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

When you create a policy, assigns you owner permissions for the policy. You can share the policy by assigning policy permissions to other users, but only you can delete the policy.

To create a scan policy:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Policies.

    The Policies page appears.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click the New Policy button.

    The New Policy page appears.

  4. Select a policy template.
  5. In the Settings tab, manage the policy settings.
  6. (Optional) In the Credentials tab, add credentials to the policy.

    Note: Any credentials added to a scan (managed or scan-specific) override policy-specific credentials. Tenable recommends adding managed credentials to scans, instead of adding credentials to policies.

  7. (Optional) In the Compliance tab, specify which platforms you want to audit for compliance. Tenable, Inc. provides best practice audits for each platform. Additionally, you can upload a custom audit file.
  8. (Optional; Advanced Network Scan only) In the Plugins tab, select security checks by plugin.
  9. Click Save. creates the policy and assigns you owner permissions for the policy.

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