Configure Nessus with ARCON (Windows)
In Nessus Manager, you can integrate with Arcon using Windows credentials. Complete the following steps to configure Nessus with ARCON in Windows.
- Nessus Manager account
- ARCON account
Required User Role: Standard, Administrator, or System Administrator
To integrate Nessus with ARCON using Windows credentials:
Log in to Nessus Manager.
Select a scan template.
The selected scan template Settings page appears.
In the Name box, type a name for the scan.
- In the Targets box, type an IP address, hostname, or range of IP addresses.
- (Optional) Add a description, folder location, scanner location, and specify target groups.
Click the Credentials tab.
The Credentials options appear. By default, the Categories drop-down box displays Host.
In the left menu, select Windows.
The Windows settings appear.
In the Windows settings, click the Authentication method drop-down box.
The Authentication method drop-down box options appear.
The ARCON options appear.
Configure the Windows credentials.
Option Default Value
(Required) The Arcon IP address or DNS address.
Note: If your Arcon installation is in a subdirectory, you must include the subdirectory path. For example, type IP address or hostname/subdirectory path.
The port on which Arcon listens.
(Required) The API user provided by Arcon.
(Required) The API key provided by Arcon.
Authentication URL The URL Nessus Manager uses to access Arcon.
Password Engine URL
The URL Nessus Manager uses to access the passwords in Arcon.
Username (Required) The username to log in to the hosts you want to scan. Checkout Duration
(Required) The length of time, in hours, that you want to keep credentials checked out in Arcon.
Configure the Checkout Duration to exceed the typical duration of your Tenable.io scans. If a password from a previous scan is still checked out when a new scan begins, the new scan fails.
Note: Configure the password change interval in Arcon so that password changes do not disrupt your Tenable.io scans. If Arcon changes a password during a scan, the scan fails.
Use SSL If enabled, Nessus Manager uses SSL through IIS for secure communications. You must configure SSL through IIS in Arcon before enabling this option. Verify SSL If enabled, Nessus Manager validates the SSL certificate. You must configure SSL through IIS in Arcon before enabling this option.
The credential saves and the My Scans page appears.
What to do next:
To verify the integration is working:
On the My Scans page, click the Launch button to initiate an on-demand scan.
- Once the scan completes, select the completed scan and look for the following message - Microsoft Windows SMB Log In Possible: 10394. This result validates that authentication was successful.