Database Credentials

Note: Aspects of credential options are based on Nessus plugin options. Therefore, specific credential options may differ from the descriptions documented here.

Configure the following options for all database credentials: IBM DB2, Informix/DRDA, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database, or PostgreSQL.

Options Description

Name

A name for the credential.
Description A description for the credential.

Tag

A tag for the credential. For more information, see Tags.
Authentication Method

The method you want to use for authentication. Your Authentication Method selection determines the method-specific options you must configure: CyberArk Options, Password Options, and Lieberman Options. For more information, see Database Credentials Authentication Method Settings.

Note: You cannot select an Authentication Method for Informix/DRDA credentials because only password authentication is supported.

IBM DB2 Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for IBM DB2 credentials.

Options Description
Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the IBM DB2 database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 50000.
Database Name The name for your database instance.

Informix/DRDA Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for Informix/DRDA credentials.

Options Description
Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the Informix/DRDA database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 1526.

MySQL Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for MySQL credentials.

Options Description
Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the MySQL database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 3306.
SID The name for your database instance.

Oracle Database Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for Oracle Database credentials.

Options Description

Source

The method for providing the required credential details: Entry or Import.

  • Entry — Specifies you want to use a single SID value or SERVICE_NAME value for the credential.

    Note: You must also configure the remaining options on the Add Credential page, as described in Add Credentials.

  • Import — Specifies you want to use multiple SID values for the credential, uploaded as a .csv file with the following data for each SID value: target, port, service_type, service_id, username, password, and auth_type.

    Note: Format the .csv file with the data for each SID value on a separate row. Include the required data in the order listed above, with commas between each value, without spaces. For example: 203.0.113.93,1521,SID,service_id,username,password,SYSDBA.

Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the Oracle database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 1521.
Authentication The type of account you want Tenable.sc to use to access the database instance: Normal, System Operator, or System Database Administrator.
Service Type The Oracle parameter you want to use to specify the database instance: SID or Service Name.
Service

The SID value or SERVICE_NAME value for your database instance.

The Service value you enter must match your parameter selection for the Service Type option.

PostgreSQL Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for PostgreSQL credentials.

Options Description
Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the PostgreSQL database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 5432.
Database Name The name for your database instance.

SQL Server Options

The following table describes the additional options to configure for SQL Server credentials.

Options Description
Username The username for a user on the database.

Password

The password associated with the username you provided.
Port The TCP port that the SQL Server database instance listens on for communications from Tenable.sc. The default is port 1433.
Authentication

The type of account you want Tenable.sc to use to access the database instance: SQL or Windows.

Instance Name The name for your database instance.