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I have scanned my website using Nessus.But I need to scan it as logged in user since most of the urls are accessible only if we are logged in.How can I set website login credentials in Nessus?

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Login mechanisms differs from site to site, can't you just disable the login mechanism or make an auto-login from a certain IP? Otherwise try your favorite search engine –  HamZa Apr 30 '14 at 10:08
I have searched in google before asking here..didn't get solution..'Scaning by login mechanism disabled' seems good idea..Will check that... –  Harikrishnan Apr 30 '14 at 17:00

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Nessus 5 made a change: It's in the Preferences section:

  • Login configurations
  • HTTP login page

There you can set your HTTP credentials/settings.

This is a basic check in the documentation. Why go Google, when you can RTFM....

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Nessus has the information posted on their page with a full walk through.

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No. It's for log in to the remote host (Remote login) and scan. It's not for website login. –  Harikrishnan Apr 30 '14 at 16:52
Munkeyoto has the right idea, but the wrong section. There's a section for basic authentication. –  schroeder Apr 30 '14 at 17:47

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