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Export Scan Results

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

Required Scan Permissions: Can View

To export results for an individual scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. (Optional) In the left navigation bar, click a different folder.

  3. In the scans table, click the scan you want to export.

    The results page for that scan appears. The active tab on this page depends on the status of the scan.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Export.

    A drop-down list of formats appears.

  5. Select an export format:

    Format Description

    A .nessus file in XML format that contains the list of targets, policies defined by the user, and scan results. Password credentials are stripped so they are not exported as plain text in the XML. If you import a .nessus file as a policy, you must re-apply your passwords to any credentials.

    PDF Adobe PDF file.
    HTML Web-based HTML file.
    CSV A comma-separated value (CSV) text file.
  6. Continue as appropriate:

    • For the Nessus and CSV formats, no additional action is needed.

      Depending on your browser settings, may automatically download the export file to your computer.

    • For the PDF or HTML formats:

      1. In the Select a report format: Executive Summary or Custom.

      2. If you select Custom:

        • Retain the default Data setting (Vulnerabilities selected).
        • Select either Assets or Plugin from the Group By list, depending on how you want to group the scan results in the export file.
      3. Click Export. generates the export file. Depending on your browser settings, may automatically download the export file to your computer.

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