Credentialed Checks on Linux

The process described in this section enables you to perform local security checks on Linux based systems. The SSH daemon used in this example is OpenSSH. If you have a commercial variant of SSH, your procedure may be slightly different.

You can enable local security checks using an SSH private/public key pair or user credentials and sudo or su access.

Note: To view the Linux operating systems that are compatible with Tenable Nessus, see Tenable Nessus Software Requirements.

What to do next:

  • View the prerequisites for Linux credentialed checks.

  • Enable SSH local security checks.

  • Configure Tenable Nessus for SSH host-based checks.