Provided by: openvas-server_2.0.3-4_amd64
openvas-adduser - add a user in the openvasd userbase
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.
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
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)
openvas-adduser was quickly written by Renaud Deraison <firstname.lastname@example.org>