Set Qualys API credentials

Identify the API server and authentication information to use when making REST calls to the Qualys server. You are asked to enter these credentials when you first access the integration. The credentials must provide adequate permissions for retrieving scan and detection information for a Qualys subscription.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_vul_qualys.admin
Note: If you configured Qualys Cloud Platform using the quick-start, the fields are pre-filled, and you can skip this procedure.


  1. Navigate to Qualys Vulnerability Integration > Administration > API Credentials.
  2. Click Primary.
  3. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Name The name you want to assign this integration.
    API Server URL The URL to the Qualys API server. Click the lock icon to unlock this field and enter the URL. When finished, click the lock icon again.
    Username The API user name to be used for Basic Auth REST message authentication.
    Password The API password to be used for Basic Auth REST message authentication.
  4. Click Submit.