How to Verify Authentication for Your Scans

We recommend you verify authentication was successful for hosts that you've scanned. Be sure to resolve authentication failures before the next scan.

Check out the Authentication Report

Our Authentication Report tells you the pass/fail status for hosts that you've scanned. If authentication failed on a host we tell you the cause so you can resolve the issue.

How do I report on hosts scanned for vulnerabilities?

How do I report on hosts scanned for compliance?

Check out the Appendix in your Scan Results

For each scan we report authentication status in the Appendix section of the scan results. You'll see hosts that 1) passed authentication, 2) failed authentication, and 3) passed authentication but the login account had insufficient privileges.

Want to investigate further? You can create vulnerability scan reports that include authentication status QIDs (Information Gathered). Learn more