Create a Scan (Classic Interface)

Required User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Note: As a scan operator, you can only create a scan using user-defined policies that are shared with you.

When you create a scan, Tenable.io assigns you owner permissions for the scan.

Before you begin:

  • Refer to the scan templates documentation for descriptions, available settings, and credentials for each Tenable.io scan template.
  • Create an access group for any targets you want to use in the scan and assign Can Scan permissions to the appropriate users.

To create a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the New Scan button.

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  3. Click the scan template that you want to use.

  4. Configure the scan:

    Tab Action
    Settings Configure the settings for the template you chose. Settings include basic settings like scan name, targets, and scanner used, as well as more advanced settings you can use to refine the scan.
    Compliance/SCAP Specify which 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.
    Credentials

    Note: Any credentials added to a scan (managed or scan-specific) override policy-specific credentials.

    Specify options to perform a credentialed scan:

  5. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to launch the scan later, click Save.

      Tenable.io saves the scan.

    • If you want to launch the scan immediately:

      1. Click the button.
      2. Click Launch.

        Tenable.io launches and saves the scan.