Manage Sensor Profiles

Configure sensor profiles to control which sensors are used for scanning different registries. Each profile associates a list of registries with a list of sensors that can scan them. This is especially useful when you have sensors that don’t have Internet access and are not able to scan cloud-based registries. Now you can create a profile with your cloud-based registries and include only the sensors that can reach them for scanning. Using sensor profiles will make registry scanning more efficient and improve performance.

Good to Know

- The sensor profile can be assigned to multiple registries.

- At scan time, only sensors associated with a registry will be used for the scan job.

- If a registry is not included in a sensor profile, then any sensor can be used to scan it.

- By default, all the sensors and registries that are not associated with any profile will come under Default sensor profile. Any of the registries in the default profile can be scanned from any of the sensors available in the Default sensor profile.

Default Sensor Profile

- Every sensor associated to a sensor profile will be unique that is, one sensor cannot be associated to more than one sensor profile.

View Sensor Profiles

Sensor profiles are listed on the Sensor Profiles tab under Configurations. The search field allows you to find sensor profiles by different criteria like profile name, profile UUID or the name of the user who created or updated the profile.

To see more details for a profile in the list, select View from the Quick Actions menu.

Add a Sensor Profile

Follow the steps below to add a new sensor profile to your account.

1) Go to Configurations > Sensor Profiles, and click New Sensor Profile.

2) On the Basic Details tab, give your profile a name and a description (optional). Then choose the profile type. Only “Registry” profile type is supported at this time.

3) On the Assign Registries tab, add one or more registries to the profile. These are the registries that will be scanned by the sensors added to the same profile.

4) On the Assign Sensors tab, add one or more sensors to the profile. These are the sensors that will be used to scan the registries in profile.

5) Finally, on the Review tab, review all the details and click Done to save your profile. Your profile will be added to the Sensor Profiles list.

Update a Sensor Profile

Follow the steps below to make changes to a sensor profile.

1) Go to Configurations > Sensor Profiles.

2) Identify the profile you want to change and pick Edit from the Quick Actions menu.

3) Make changes to the assigned registries, assigned sensors, or both.

4) Click Save.

Delete a Sensor Profile

Follow the steps below to delete a sensor profile.

1) Go to Configurations > Sensor Profiles.

2) Identify the profile you want to delete and pick Delete from the Quick Actions menu.

Note that when a registry does not have a sensor profile assigned, then any sensor can be used to scan it.