Edit a User-Defined Template (Unified Scan Configuration)

Required Template Permissions: Can Configure

To edit a user-defined scan template:

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

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Scans.

    The Scans page appears.

  3. Below Scans, choose to view Vulnerability Management Scans or Web Application Scans.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Tools button.

    A menu appears.

  5. Select Manage Scan Templates.

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  6. In the scan templates table, click the scan template you want to edit.

    The Edit a Scan Template page appears.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • If you are editing a Vulnerability Management scan template, use the following procedure:

      1. Configure the scan template options:

        Tab Action
        Vulnerability Management Scans
        Settings

        Configure the settings available in the template.

        • Basic Settings — Specifies the organizational and security-related aspects of a scan template. This includes specifying the name of the scan, its targets, whether you want to schedule the scan, and who has permissions for the scan template.

          Note: The permissions set on the scan template are not automatically applied to scans created using the template.

        • Discovery Settings — Specifies how a scan performs discovery and port scanning.
        • Assessment Settings — Specifies how a scan identifies vulnerabilities, as well as what vulnerabilities are identified. This includes identifying malware, assessing the vulnerability of a system to brute force attacks, and the susceptibility of web applications.
        • Report Settings — Specifies whether the scan generates a report.
        • Advanced Settings — Specifies advanced controls for scan efficiency.
        Credentials

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

        Compliance/SCAP Specify the platforms you want to audit. Tenable 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.
    • If you are editing a Web Application scan template, use the following procedure:

      1. Configure the scan template options:

        Tab Action
        Settings Configure the settings available in the scan template. For more information, see Basic Settings in WAS Scans.
        Scope Specify the URLs and file types that you want to include in or exclude from your scan. For more information, see Scope Settings in WAS Scans.
        Assessment Specify how a scan identifies vulnerabilities and what vulnerabilities the scan identifies. This includes identifying malware, assessing the vulnerability of a system to brute force attacks, and the susceptibility of web applications. For more information, see Assessment Settings in WAS Scans.
        Advanced Specify advanced controls for scan efficiency.
        Credentials Specify credentials you want Tenable.io to use to perform a credentialed scan.
        Plugins Select security checks by plugin family or individual plugin.
  8. Click Save.

    Tenable.io saves the user-defined scan template and adds it to the list of templates on the Scan Templates page.