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NAME

       openvas-adduser - add a user in the openvasd userbase

SYNOPSIS

       openvas-adduser

DESCRIPTION

       The  OpenVAS  Security Scanner comes with its own user base which contains the list of who
       can use the services of openvasd, and what restriction (or rules) each user has.

       openvas-adduser is a simple program which will add a user to the openvasd userbase.

       The program is straightforward and asks for the following items:

       · Login
              the login name of the openvasd user to add

       · Password
              the password that the user will use to connect to openvasd

       · Rules
              the set of rules to apply to the user. See below.

RULES

       Each user has his own set of rules. Rules are here to restrict the rights  of  the  users.
       For  instance,  you  can  add  user “joe” so that he can only test the host “192.168.1.1”,
       whereas you can add user “bob” so that he can test whatever IP address he wishes.

       Each rule fits on one line. A user can have an unlimited amount of  rules  (and  can  even
       have no rule at all).

       The syntax is:
              accept|deny ip/mask
       and
              default accept|deny

       Where mask is the CIDR netmask of the rule.

       The default statement must be the last rule and defines the policy of the user.

       The  following  rule  set  will  allow the user to test 192.168.1.0/24, 192.168.3.0/24 and
       172.22.0.0/16, but nothing else:
              accept 192.168.1.0/24
              accept 192.168.3.0/24
              accept 172.22.0.0/16
              default deny

       The following rule set will allow the user to test whatever he wants, except  the  network
       192.168.1.0/24:
              deny 192.168.1.0/24
              default accept

       The  keyword  client_ip has been defined, and is replaced at run time by the IP address of
       the openvasd user. For instance, if you want your users to be able to only be able to scan
       the system they come from, then you want them to have the following ruleset:
              accept client_ip
              default deny

SEE ALSO

       openvas-rmuser(8), openvasd(8)

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OpenVAS PROJECT

       The canonical places where you will find more information about the OpenVAS project are:
              http://www.openvas.org/ ⟨⟩ (Official site)

AUTHOR

       openvas-adduser was quickly written by Renaud Deraison <deraison@cvs.nessus.org>

BUGS

       openvas-adduser creates temporary files in $TMPDIR/.  If this variable is not set, then it
       will use /var/tmp which may be a security risk depending of your configuration.

       If you set your TMPDIR variable to /tmp, then you are in trouble.