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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

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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:

root #openvas-mkcert

Generate the client's SSL certificate

root #openvas-mkcert-client -n -i

Download vulnerability list

Download the vulnerability list with the following command:

root #openvas-nvt-sync

Update the scan daemon's cache

root #openvassd --only-cache

Rebuild the management daemon's NVT cache

root #openvasmd --rebuild

Download the SCAP data

root #openvas-scapdata-sync

Download the OpenVAS CERT database

root #openvas-certdata-sync

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:

root #openvasmd --create-user larry

Unless you want a large GUID for a password, be sure to change it:

root #openvasmd --user=larry --new-password=SuPErSeCR3TP@assw0rd

Users can be listed with the following command:

root #openvasmd --get-users



Stuck on configuration steps

root #openvas-check-setup

Service not starting

Check the log files located at /var/log/openvas/.