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Create a Scan

Required User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Note: As a scan operator, you can only create a scan using user-defined policies that are shared with you.

Before you begin:

Refer to the scan templates documentation for descriptions, available settings, and credentials for each scan template.

To create a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the New Scan button.

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  3. Click the scan template that you want to use.

  4. Configure the scan:

    Tab Action
    Settings Configure the settings for the template you chose. Settings include basic settings like scan name, targets, and scanner used, as well as more advanced settings you can use to refine the scan.
    Compliance/SCAP Specify which platforms you want to audit. Tenable, Inc. provides best practice audits for each platform. Additionally, you can upload a custom audit file.
    Plugins Select security checks by plugin family or individual plugin.

    Note: Any credentials added to a scan (managed or scan-specific) override policy-specific credentials.

    Specify options to perform a credentialed scan:

    • To add a managed credential, under Add Managed Credentials, click Add.

      For more information, see Add or Edit Managed Credentials for a Scan.

    • To add a scan-specific credential (that is, a credential used only by this scan):

      1. Under Add Credentials, click a credential type.
      2. Configure the credential settings.

  5. If you want to launch the scan later, click Save. saves the scan.


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