Stop a Running Scan

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

Required Tenable.io Web Application Scanning User Role:  Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

When you stop a scan, Tenable.io terminates all tasks for the scan and categorizes the scan as canceled. The scan results associated with the scan reflect only the completed tasks. You cannot stop individual tasks, only the scan as a whole.

To stop a running scan:

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

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. Do one of the following:

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

      The Scans page appears.

    • In the left navigation plane, in the Web App Scanning section, click Scans.

      The Web Application Scanning Scans page appears.

      Note: If your Tenable.io Web Application Scanning license expires, your web application scans no longer appear in the scans table.

  3. In the scans table, roll over the scan you want to stop.

    The action buttons appear in the row.

  4. In the row, click the Stop button.

    A confirmation window appears.

  5. In the confirmation window, click Stop.

    Tenable.io stops the scan. The Status column updates to reflect the status of the scan.