OpenVas set password for user

After installing OpenVAS you may need to setup a user. Running the following command will create the user admin and will print the password for the user below.

openvasmd --create-user admin

Example output.

User created with password 'b4539967-c521-fe41-d255-aeb53e735h9a'.

If needed you can delete a user with the following command

openvasmd --delete-user=USERNAME

BASH Script to add new SFTP user and setup permissions

This script adds a new SFTP user with only sftp access.  Refer to this post on setting up a SFTP server.

Download script


Make executable

chmod +x

Run with the new user you want to create.

./ sftpUsername

You may need to edit the script and modify the location parameters.

# Automatically setup and add SFTP user
# Script creates new user and setups permissions
if grep -q ${newUser} /etc/passwd ;then
echo ${newUser} Already exsists. Aborting!
exit 1
mkdir -p ${sftpDir}/${newUser}/files
useradd -g sftpusers -d ${sftpDir}/${newUser}/files -s /sbin/nologin ${newUser}
passwd ${newUser}
chown ${newUser}:sftpusers /sftp/CareMark/files