Configure Plugin Options

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can configure plugin options within a scan policy to enable or disable plugins at the plugin family level or individual plugin level.

Note: When Tenable adds new plugins to Tenable.sc, the new plugins are automatically enabled if the entire plugin family they belong to is enabled in your scan policy template. If you only enabled some plugins from a family, you must manually enable new plugins to include them in your scan policy.

To configure plugin options at the plugin family level:

  1. Begin configuring a scan policy as described in Add a Scan Policy.
  2. In the left navigation bar, click Plugins.

    The Plugins page appears with the plugin family view displayed.

  3. In the Status column, view the plugin family status and the number of enabled plugins within the plugin family:

    • Enabled — All plugins in the family are enabled. The scan will target the parameters in the plugins.
    • Disabled — All plugins in the family are disabled. The scan will not target the parameters in the plugins.

      Note: Disabling a plugin family reduces the time and resources required to run the scan.

    • Mixed — The plugin family contains a combination of Enabled and Disabled plugins.

  4. In the Total column, view the number of plugins in the family.
  5. To enable or disable all plugins in the family, click the Status box.
  6. To filter the plugin families listed on the page, use the Select a Filter drop-down box to build and apply a filter.

    The Total column becomes the Matched column and indicates the number of plugins in the family that match the current filter.

  7. To hide all disabled plugin families, click Hide Disabled.

  8. If you hid all disabled plugin families and you want to show them again, click Show All.
  9. To sort the plugin families listed on the page, click the Status, Plugin Family, or Total column title.
  10. To perform a bulk action on all of the plugin families displayed on the page, click Enable Shown or Disable Shown.

    Tenable.sc enables or disables all plugins within the plugin families shown on the page, not just the number of plugins in the Total or Matched column. For more granular control, set plugin statuses in the plugin view.

  11. To enable or disable individual plugins within a family, click the Plugin Family name to access the plugin view.

    The plugin view appears.

To configure plugin options at the individual plugin level:

  1. Begin configuring a scan policy as described in Add a Scan Policy.
  2. Click Plugins in the left navigation bar.

    The Plugins page appears.

  3. Click the Plugin Family name.

    The plugin view appears.

  4. In the Status column, view the plugin status:

    • Enabled — The plugin is enabled. The scan targets the parameters in the plugins.
    • Disabled — The plugin is disabled. The scan does not target the parameters in the plugins.

      Disabling a plugin family reduces the time and resources required to run the scan.

  5. In the Plugin ID column, click the information icon to display the plugin details.

  6. To enable or disable a plugin, click the Status box.
  7. To filter the plugins listed on the page, use the Select a Filter drop-down box to build and apply a filter.

  8. To hide all disabled plugins, click Hide Disabled.

  9. If you hid all disabled plugins and you want to show them again, click Show All.
  10. To sort the plugins listed on the page, click the Status, Plugin Name, or Plugin ID column title.
  11. To perform a bulk action on all of the plugins displayed on the page, click Enable Shown or Disable Shown.

    Tenable.sc enables or disables all plugins shown on the page.

  12. To return to the plugin family view, click the Back option.

  13. To view the plugins in a different family, click the drop-down box and select a different plugin family.