Edit a Vulnerability Management Scan Configuration

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

Required Scan Permissions: Can Configure

To edit a scan configuration:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, in the Vulnerability Management section, click Scans.

    The Scans page appears.

  3. In the Folders section, click a folder to load the scans you want to view.

    The scans table updates to display the scans in the folder you selected.

  4. (Optional) Search for the scan you want to edit. For more information, see Tenable.io Tables.

  5. In the scans table, click the scan you want to edit.

    The scan details appear.

  6. Click the edit button next to the scan name.

    The Edit a Scan page appears.

  7. Change the scan configuration:

    Tab Action

    Configure the settings available in the scan template.


    Specify credentials you want Tenable.io to use to perform a credentialed scan.

    Compliance/SCAP Specify the platforms you want to audit. Tenable, Inc. provides best practice audits for each platform. Additionally, you can upload a custom audit file.
    Plugins Select security checks by plugin family or individual plugin.
  8. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to save without launching the scan, click Save.

      Tenable.io saves the scan.

    • If you want to save and launch the scan immediately, click Save & Launch.

      Note: If you scheduled the scan to run at a later time, the Save & Launch option is not available.

      Tenable.io saves and launches the scan.