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Solaris credentials set passwords not working over SSH


I am having an issue with the scanning of some Solaris 10 devices via credentials using a Password over SSH, they use to work fine in 6.8 but since we have updated to 7.0 the scans seem to be ignoring the passwords and trying to use a cert that is not there.  I have rechecked the cred’s used and they are correct and allow me to log in to the devices directly via Putty and they have the need permission set, but when I look at the report under the section ‘Unix Hosts Access Report’ it just shows no access and that the protocol is set to SSHv1, with the credential type as certificate.

The credential set was configured with a default shell, but I have also set the cred’s as individual host shells but all to no avail, so any help would be good. 

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Re: Solaris credentials set passwords not working over SSH

Hi vistorm,

when configuring the scan in Settings=>Credentials, under Credential Sets check " trust unknown remote-shell targets" option. If you don't use certificates this is the way to avoid your problem. Try this I think it'll work fine.



on 06/09/12 10:56:51 ART

Re: Solaris credentials set passwords not working over SSH

Hi JR,

Thanks for the reply but I already had the  " trust unknown remote-shell targets" option ticked.  Like I said it use to work with 6.8 but since the update to 7.0 is stoped working for us.

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Re: Solaris credentials set passwords not working over SSH

HI Vistorm,

did you move the intallation?  it might be that the certificates got messed up.  Best way to find out the problem is to turn on verbose SSH logging:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\SOFTWARE\Foundstone\Foundscan\Tweaks] (for 32-bit host) or

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Foundstone\Foundscan\Tweaks]  (for 64-bit host)

** if the key "Tweaks" doesn't exist, create it. **

LogShell DWORD Value 'ff'

rescan and examine the logs... If you're still having issues get an SR opened / attach the log and PM me the SR #.  I'm happy to have a look.


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