gsa  8.0.1
About: OpenVAS Greenbone Security Assistant - a web application that connects to the OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator to provide for a full-featured user interface for vulnerability management.
  Fossies Dox: gsa-8.0.1.tar.gz  ("inofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

gsa Documentation

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  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies
  4. gsa-8.0.1.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

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Greenbone Security Assistant

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The Greenbone Security Assistant is the web interface developed for the Greenbone Security Manager appliances.

It connects to the Greenbone Vulnerability Manager GVM to provide a full-featured user interface for vulnerability management.

Greenbone Security Assistant consists of



This module can be configured, built and installed with following commands:

cmake .
make install

For detailed installation requirements and instructions, please see the file

If you are not familiar or comfortable building from source code, we recommend that you use the Greenbone Community Edition, a prepared virtual machine with a readily available setup. Information regarding the virtual machine is available at


In case everything was installed using the defaults, then starting the HTTP daemon of the Greenbone Security Assistant can be done with this simple command:


The daemon will listen on port 443, making the web interface available in your network at https://<your host>.

If port 443 was not available or the user has no root privileges, gsad tries to serve at port 9392 as a fallback (https://<your host>:9392).

To see all available command line options of gsad, enter this command:

gsad --help


For any question on the usage of gsa please use the Greenbone Community Portal. If you found a problem with the software, please create an issue on GitHub. If you are a Greenbone customer you may alternatively or additionally forward your issue to the Greenbone Support Portal.


This project is maintained by Greenbone Networks GmbH.


Your contributions are highly appreciated. Please create a pull request on GitHub. Bigger changes need to be discussed with the development team via the issues section at github first.


Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Greenbone Networks GmbH

Licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.0 or later.