gsad - Man Page

Greenbone Security Assistant of the Greenbone Vulnerability Management


gsad Options


Together, OpenVAS Scanner (openvassd(8)) and Greenbone Vulnerability Manager daemon (gvmd(8)) provide the core functionality of the Greenbone Vulnerability Management (GVM), with OpenVAS Scanner handling the actual scan process and Greenbone Vulnerability Manager daemon adding various management functionalities to handle and organise scan results.

The Greenbone Security Assistant Daemon (gsad) is a web application that connects to the Greenbone Vulnerability Manager to provide for a full-featured user interface for vulnerability management.


-f,  --foreground

Run in foreground.


Serve HTTP only, without SSL.


Listen on ADDRESS.


Manager address.

-p,  --port=PORT

Listen on port number PORT.

-m,  --mport=PORT

Use manager port number PORT.

-r,  --rport=PORT

Redirect HTTP from port number PORT.


Don't redirect HTTP to HTTPS.

-k,  --ssl-private-key=FILE

Use FILE as the private key for HTTPS

-c,  --ssl-certificate=FILE

Use FILE as the certificate for HTTPS


Do chroot and drop privileges.


GnuTLS priorities string.


Diffie-Hellman parameters file for PFS support. Functional only with Libmicrohttpd 0.9.35 and higher.


Listen for HTTP requests on the provided unix socket file.


Path to Manager unix socket.

-v,  --verbose

Print progress messages.

-V,  --version

Print version.


X-Frame-Options HTTP header. Defaults to "SAMEORIGIN".


Content-Security-Policy HTTP header. Defaults to "default-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; img-src 'self' blob:; frame-ancestors 'self'"


Enable HTTP Strict-Tranport-Security header.


max-age in seconds for HTTP Strict-Tranport-Security header.  Defaults to 31536000.


Drop privileges to <user>.


Use string as version in interface.


Use a secure cookie (implied when using HTTPS).


Minutes of user idle time before session expires. Defaults to 15 minutes.


Check if client connection was closed every <number> seconds. 0 to disable. Defaults to 1.


Enable TLS debugging at level.


Do not use X-Real-IP to determine the client address.


Sets the maximum number of connections per ip. Use 0 for unlimited.


Set Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) allow origin http header.

-?,  --help

Show help.



Start gsad with the default port configuration and listen on port 443 for HTTPS requests.

See Also

openvassd(8), gmp(8), gvmd(8), gsad(8)

More Information About Greenbone Vulnerability Management

The canonical places where you will find more information about the Greenbone Vulnerability Manager are: (Community portal) (Development Platform) (Greenbone website)

Referenced By

gvmd(8), gvm-manage-certs(1).

September 2019 Greenbone Vulnerability Management User Manuals