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Detecting when Credentials Fail


If you are using Nessus to perform credentialed audits of UNIX or Windows systems, analyzing the results to determine if you had the correct passwords and SSH keys can be difficult. Nessus users can now easily detect if their credentials are not working. Tenable has added Nessus plugin #21745. This plugin detects if either SSH or Windows credentials didn't allow the scan to log into the remote host.