Scan settings enable you to refine parameters in scans to meet your specific network security needs. The scan settings you can configure vary depending on the Tenable-provided template on which a scan or user-defined template is based.
You can configure these settings in individual scans or in user-defined templates from which you create individual scans.
Scan settings are organized into the following categories:
Settings in User-Defined Templates
When configuring settings for user-defined templates, note the following:
- If you configure a setting in a user-defined template, that setting applies to any scans you create based on that user-defined template.
- You base a user-defined template on a Tenable-provided template. Most of the settings are identical to the settings you can configure in an individual scan that uses the same Tenable-provided template.
However, certain Basic settings are unique to creating a user-defined template, and do not appear when configuring an individual scan. For more information, see Basic Settings in User-Defined Templates.
You can configure certain settings in a user-defined template, but cannot modify those settings in an individual scan based on a user-defined template. These settings include Discovery, Assessment, Report, Advanced, Compliance, SCAP, and Plugins. If you want to modify these settings for individual scans, create individual scans based on a Tenable-provided template instead.
If you configure Credentials in a user-defined template, other users can override these settings by adding scan-specific or managed credentials to scans based on the template.