Complete the following steps to configure SSH credentialed network scans using BeyondTrust.
To integrate Nessus with BeyondTrust using Windows:
- Log in to Nessus Manager
The My Scans page appears.
Click +New Scan.
The Scan Templates page appears.
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 Categories drop-down, click Host.
In the Categories list, click Windows configuration.
The selected configuration options appear.
In the selected configuration window, click the Authentication method drop-down box.
The Authentication method options appear.
The BeyondTrust options appear.
Configure the credentials.
Option Description Required
The username to log in to the hosts you want to scan.
Domain The domain of the username, if required by BeyondTrust.
The BeyondTrust IP address or DNS address.
The port on which BeyondTrust listens.
BeyondTrust API user The API user provided by BeyondTrust.
BeyondTrust API key
The API key provided by BeyondTrust.
The length of time, in minutes, that you want to keep credentials checked out in BeyondTrust. Configure the Checkout duration to exceed the typical duration of your Nessus 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 BeyondTrust so that password changes do not disrupt your Nessus scans. If BeyondTrust changes a password during a scan, the scan fails.
When enabled, Nessus uses SSL through IIS for secure communications. You must configure SSL through IIS in BeyondTrust before enabling this option.
Verify SSL certificate
When enabled, Nessus validates the SSL certificate. You must configure SSL through IIS in BeyondTrust before enabling this option.
- Click Save.
To verify the integration is working, click the Launch button to initiate an on-demand scan.
Once the scan has completed, select the completed scan and look for the corresponding message - OS Identification and Installed Software Enumeration over SSH: 97993. This validates that authentication was successful.