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Create a Scan

This procedure can be performed by a standard user or administrator.

  1. In the top navigation bar, click the Scans button.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the New Scan button.

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  3. Select the template you want to use for your scan:

    Note: The Web App Overview template is used to outline URL paths and build a site map.

    Note: The Web App Scan template is used to check a web application for vulnerabilities.

    Note: The Legacy Web App Scan template is used to crawl web applications using a Nessus scanner.

  4. Configure the scan:

    1. In the Name box, type a name for the scan.
    2. In the Targets box, type an IP address, hostname, or range of IP addresses.
    3. Click the Scanner box. Select the scanner or scanner group that you want to perform the scan.
    4. If desired, modify the following settings. Otherwise, leave the scan's default settings.

      Settings

      Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

      Scope Settings

      Discovery Settings: Path Discovery, Common Paths

      Advanced Settings: General, Discovery, Performance

      Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

      Scope Settings

      Assessment Settings

      Advanced Settings: General, Discovery, Performance

      Basic Settings: General, Schedule, Notifications, Permissions

      Discovery Settings: Host Discovery, Port Scanning, Service Discovery

      Assessment Settings: General, Web Applications

      Report Settings

      Advanced Settings

    5. If you want to perform a credentialed scan, click the Credentials tab. Specify the credentials that you want to use for the scan.

      Credentials

      Web Authentication

      Web Authentication

      Plaintext Authentication
  5. If you wish to save the scan to launch at a later date, click Save.

    The scan saves.

    -or-

    If you want to launch the scan immediately, click the down button, and then click Launch.

    The scan saves and launches.

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