Proxy Server

The Proxy Server page allows you to configure a proxy server. If the proxy you use filters specific HTTP user agents, you can type a custom user-agent string in the User-Agent box.

The following table describes the Proxy Server settings:

Setting Description
Host The proxy server host.
Port The proxy server port.
Username

The username for an account on the proxy server with credentials to search for user data.

Format the username as provided by the proxy server.

Password The password for an account on the proxy server with credentials to search for user data.
Auth Method

The authentication method Nessus uses to connect to the proxy server:

  • AUTO DETECTNessus secures the connection with authentication based on what you entered for the previous settings. Tenable recommends selecting this option if you do not know what to select.

  • NONENessus does not authenticate.

  • BASICNessus secures the connection with basic authentication.

  • DIGESTNessus secures the connection with digest authentication.

  • NTLMNessus secures the connection with NTLM authentication.

User-Agent The user agent for the proxy server, if your proxy requires a preset user agent.