Add a Credential to a User-defined Template

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Basic, Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Template Permissions: Can Configure

Before you add credentials to a user-defined template, consider the following:

  • Other users can override template-specific credentials by adding scan-specific or managed credentials to scans created from the template. Tenable recommends adding managed credentials to scans, instead of adding credentials to user-defined templates.
  • You cannot use managed credentials in user-defined templates. To use a single set of credentials for multiple scans, add managed credentials to scans, instead of adding credentials to user-defined templates.

Note: In scan configurations, the Scan-wide Credential Type settings are located in individual credentials. In user-defined templates, these settings are located in the Authentication section of the Basic settings for the template.

To add a template-specific credential:

  1. Create or edit a template.

  2. In the left navigation menu, click Credentials.

    The Credentials page appears. This page contains a table of credentials configured for the template.

  3. Next to Add Credentials, click the Create button.

    The Select Credential Type plane appears.

  4. In the Select Credential Type plane, click a credential type.

    The settings plane for that credential type appears.

  5. Configure the settings for the individual credential configuration.

  6. Click Save to save your credential changes.

    Tenable.io closes the settings plane and adds the credential to the credentials table for the template.

  7. Click Save to save your template changes.

    Tenable.io adds the credential to the credentials table for the template.