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Configuring an Authenticated Scan Of the Linux or UNIX Operating Systems

In JSA Vulnerability Manager, you can configure an authentication scan of the Linux or UNIX operating systems that are on your network. You can manually specify the credentials in the scan profile or use a credential set.

To scan by using a credential list, you must first define a central list of the credentials that are required by your operating systems. For more information, see Configuring a Credential Set.

  1. Click the Vulnerabilities tab.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Administrative >Scan Profiles.
  3. On the toolbar, click Add.

    When you create a scan profile, the only mandatory fields are Name and IP Addresses on the Details tab of the Scan Profile Configuration page. To configure an authenticated scan, you must also follow the remaining steps in this procedure.

  4. Click Use Centralized Credentials to scan your Linux or UNIX operating systems.

    If a credential set is not configured and you do not manually specify the credentials, the scan tools run but no credentials are passed in.

    If QVM cannot find a centralized credential set for the hosts that you are scanning, it uses existing credentials that you manually specify in the Additional Credentials tab.

  5. Click the When To Scan tab.
  6. In the Run Schedule list, select Manual.
  7. Click the Additional Credentials tab.
  8. In the Linux/Unix Patch Scanning area, type the user name and password for the Linux or UNIX hosts that you want to scan and click >.

    A password is not required, if you configured secure public key authentication between your console and your scan target.

  9. Click Save.
  10. In the Scan Profiles page, click Run.