Credentials in Tenable Web App Scanning Scans
Note: The topics in this section describe credentials in the new interface only. If you activate the new interface, you can view a snapshot of historical credentials that you configured in the classic interface, but you cannot modify those credentials.
Note: You can set Credentials settings for single-target scans only. If you create a scan with more than one target, these settings are not available.
In Tenable Web App Scanning scans, you can configure credentials settings that allow Tenable Web App Scanning to perform an authenticated scan on a web application. Credentialed scans can perform a wider variety of checks than non-credentialed scans, which can result in more accurate scan results.
Scans in Tenable Web App Scanning use managed credentials. Managed credentials allow you to store credential settings centrally in a credential manager. You can then add those credential settings to multiple scan configurations instead of configuring credential settings for each individual scan.
Tenable Web App Scanning scans support credentials in the following authentication types:
You can configure credentials settings in Tenable Web App Scanning scans using the following methods.
|HTTP Server Authentication||–||Use the Tenable Web App Scanning user interface to manually configure credentials settings in scans.|
Web Application Authentication
Do one of the following:
Tip: For information about Selenium scripts you can use with Tenable Web App Scanning, see Tenable Web App Scanning Selenium Commands.
|API Key||Use the Tenable Web App Scanning user interface to manually configure credentials settings in scans.|