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Create a Scan

This procedure can be performed by a standard user or administrator.

  1. In the top navigation bar, click the Scans button.

    The My Scans page appears.

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

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  3. Select the template you want to use for your scan.

    Note: Use the Web App Overview template to outline URL paths and build a site map.

    Note: Use the Web App Scan template to check a web application for vulnerabilities.

    Note: Use the Legacy Web App Scan template to crawl web applications using a Nessus scanner.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the scan.
  5. In the Targets box, type an IP address, hostname, or range of IP addresses.
  6. Click the Scanner box. Select the scanner or scanner group that you want to perform the scan.
  7. (Optional) Modify the following settings:
    Settings

    Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

    Scope Settings

    Discovery Settings: Path Discovery, Common Paths

    Advanced Settings: General, Discovery, Performance

    Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

    Scope Settings

    Assessment Settings

    Advanced Settings: General, Discovery, Performance

    Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

    Discovery Settings: Host Discovery, Port Scanning, Service Discovery

    Assessment Settings: General, Web Applications

    Report Settings

    Advanced Settings

  8. (Optional) If you want to perform a credentialed scan, click the Credentials tab. Specify the credentials that you want to use for the scan.

    Credentials

    Web Authentication

    Web Authentication

    Plaintext Authentication
  9. Do one of the following:

    • If you wish to save the scan to launch at a later date, click Save.

      The scan saves.

    • If you want to launch the scan immediately, click the down button, and then click Launch.

      The scan saves and launches.

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