Set Up Docker Authentication

Create a Docker authentication record in order to authenticate to a docker running on a Linux host, and scan it for compliance. Unix authentication is required so you'll also need a Unix record for the host running the docker.

This record type is only available in accounts with PC or SCA and is only supported for compliance scans.

Which technologies are supported?

For the most current list of supported authentication technologies and the versions that have been certified for VM and PC by record type, please refer to the following article: 

Authentication Technologies Matrix

How do I get started?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Check that you have a Unix record already defined for the host running the docker.

- Create a Docker authentication record for the same host. Go to New > Applications > Docker.

Note: If the Network Support feature is enabled, then the Unix record must have the same network selected as the docker record.

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Managers can add authentication records.

Unit Managers must be granted these permissions:
- Manage PC module / Manage SCA module
- Create/edit authentication records/vaults

Your record settings

We need to know where the server is installed (i.e. Docker command). Set the docker command which can connect to the local docker daemon by entering a path to the command, or leave this blank and we'll set to "docker".

If the Docker daemon requires a configuration file to boot up we need to know about this file (i.e. Configuration File). You can enter the path to this file, or leave this blank to let our service auto discover this file. Good to Know - If you leave blank it's possible we can't find the file and this might result in some configurations not found.

Quick Links

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