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Running Authenticated (Whitebox) Scans

This article describes how to add authentication credentials to Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR in order to scan inside certain machines and obtain the information on locally-installed vulnerable software.

Credentials can be associated to groups of assets through the use of tags (see Creating New Tags and Associating Credentials to Tags). All the assets categorized under the tag to which the credentials are associated will be scanned with authentication using these credentials.

Tags that have credentials associated will have a left blue border visible throughout Secureworks® Taegis™ VDR.

Once a scan finishes, the report will show which credentials were used during the scan, if any.

System Requirements for Authenticated Scans

Requirements for SMB Authentication on Microsoft Windows Machines

Requirements for SSH Authentication (GNU/Linux & Cisco)

Requirements for Authentication on ESXi Machines

An administrative account or a read-only role with global settings permission must be used for ESXi authentication.


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