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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



All release files are signed with the Greenbone Community Feed integrity key. This gpg key can be downloaded at and the fingerprint is 8AE4 BE42 9B60 A59B 311C 2E73 9823 FAA6 0ED1 E580.


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 Security Manager TRIAL (GSM TRIAL), 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) 2009-2021 Greenbone Networks GmbH

Licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 or later.