Log in to the Web Interface via SSL Client Certificate
Required User Role: Any
Before you begin:
- Confirm your
Tenable.scadministrator fully configured Tenable.scfor certificate authentication, as described in Certificate Authentication.
To perform a certificate-based
Note: The following information is provided with the understanding that your browser is configured for SSL certificate authentication. Please refer to your browser’s help files or other documentation to configure this feature.
Open a browser window and navigate to
The browser presents a list of available certificate identities.
For information about
Tenable.sc-browser communications encryption, see Encryption Strength.
Select a certificate.
An authentication prompt appears (if required to access your certificate).
- (Optional) If prompted, type a PIN or password.
Tenable.sclogin page appears.
Log in using the username to be associated with the selected certificate.
Caution: Only one
Tenable.scuser may be associated with a single certificate. If one user holds multiple user names and roles, a unique certificate must be provided for each login name.
The Certificate Authentication window appears.
When prompted, specify whether the current certificate is to be used to authenticate the current user.
- Click Yes to always use the certificate for authentication.
- Click No to ignore the certificate and log in via TNS authentication.
Tenable.sc logs you in.
After you log out of
After you perform your second certificate login, edit your account from the Profile page to view your certificate details. If your certificate changes or you need to revoke it, click the Clear Certification Details button to disassociate the certificate from your account.