Modify Sensor Permissions

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

You can set the following user permissions levels in your sensor configuration:

  • No Access—The user or group cannot use the scanner in scan configurations or modify the scanner configuration.
  • Can Use—The user or group can use the scanner in scan configurations, but cannot modify the scanner configuration.
  • Can Manage—The user or group can use the scanner in scan configurations and modify the scanner configuration.

To modify sensor permissions in the new interface:

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

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors widget.

    The Sensors page appears.

  4. In the left navigation bar, click the appropriate sensor type.

    A sensors table appears.

  5. If the sensor is a Nessus Scanner, click the Linked Scanners tab to view on-premises scanners linked to For more information, see Linked Sensors.
  6. In the table of linked sensors, click the sensor for which you want to set permissions.

    The Details page appears. For all sensors except agents, the Overview tab is active by default.

  7. Click the Permissions tab.

    Note: By default, any user in your instance can use the scanner.

  8. Do any of the following:

    • To select a permissions level from the drop-down box for the Default user.

  9. In the lower-right corner of the page, click Save.