This page has been nominated for deletion.
The given reason is: This page should be deleted because the OpenVAS project name has been renamed in GVM and old OpenVAS loader package with all components removed from gentoo tree. GVM is a major update and all the commands and informations on this page are deprecated. We have new wiki page for new GVM --> Greenbone_Vulnerability_Management
If you disagree with its deletion, do not remove this notice; discuss your objections on the associated discussion page.
The following steps can be checked at any point by running the openvas-check-setup utility.
Generate an SSL certificate
Before OpenVAS can be started, an SSL certificate must be generated:
Generate the client's SSL certificate
openvas-mkcert-client -n -i
Download vulnerability list
Download the vulnerability list with the following command:
Update the scan daemon's cache
Rebuild the management daemon's NVT cache
Download the SCAP data
Download the OpenVAS CERT database
Create a user
Users will not be able to login until accounts have been created for them. Pretending a user by the name of Larry would like to create an account:
openvasmd --create-user larry
Unless you want a large GUID for a password, be sure to change it:
openvasmd --user=larry --new-password=SuPErSeCR3TP@assw0rd
Users can be listed with the following command:
Stuck on configuration steps
Service not starting
Check the log files located at /var/log/openvas/.