EC2 Scanner Appliance - Proxy Settings

How to configure scanner proxy settings (in AWS)

Specify the proxy server as part of the instance configuration in Amazon AWS. You'll enter proxy settings in the User Data field - the same field where you enter the personalization code.



If you have a domain user, the format is domain\username:password@proxyhost:port

If authentication is not used, the format is proxyhost:port

proxyhost is the IPv4 address or the FQDN of the proxy server.



Want to edit the scanner proxy settings?

You'll need to go to your AWS instance and stop it. Then update the User Data field with updated proxy information.

How to configure API proxy settings (in Qualys UI)

Have a proxy server for connecting to your Amazon EC2 API endpoints? If yes, you can edit your scanner appliance in the Qualys UI to provide details about the proxy server. Enter the proxy server's hostname and/or IP address, port, and authentication credentials (if required by the proxy server).

You must allow the EC2 Region endpoints to be accessible via the proxy. Identify the URL to an endpoint from here -

Sample Proxy Settings

Proxy settings in the Edit Scanner Appliance window


Quick Links

Scan Your Amazon EC2 Hosts

Did you know? You'll see No Host Alive in your scan results if the proxy is not set up correctly or the proxy server is down.