Launch a Scan (Unified Scan Configuration)

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

In addition to configuring ClosedSchedule settings for a scan, you can manually run a scan.

  • For more information about Vulnerability Management scan schedules, see Schedule.

  • For more information about Web Application scan schedules, see Schedule.

You can launch the scan using the targets as configured in the scan. For Vulnerability Management scans, you can launch the scan with custom targets that override the configured targets.

To launch a scan:

  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 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.

    For more information about scan folders, see Organize Scans by Folder.

  5. In the scans table, roll over the scan you want to launch.

  6. In the row, click the More button.

    A menu appears.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To launch the scan using the targets as configured in the scan, click the Launch button.
    • (Vulnerability Management scans only) If you have previously launched the scan and want to use custom targets that override the configured targets:
      1. Click the Custom Start button.

        The Custom Launch Scan plane opens.

      2. In the Targets box, type a comma-separated string of targets.
      3. Click Launch.

    Tenable.io launches the scan.

    You can follow the scan's progress by checking its Scan Status on the Scans page.