(I’m french so sorry for my english.)
I try to implement a master and slave architecture. I have created a scanner with information from my slave but when I verify the scanner, it loads continuously. I think that the issue can comes from certificates.

This is what I did concerning certificates:

  • I use the openvas-manage-certs on the slave and on the master.
  • It’s a self-signed certificate.
  • In the scanner configuration, I have first import the cacert from the slave and the servercert the second time. Neither of the two work.

I’m totally stuck, I don’t know what to do.

Moreover, I don’t understand why we have to use a slave’s certificat in the scanner configuration.

Thank you in advance for your help

Please upgrade to a actual GVM version, you don´t need this any more.


Thanks for your answer !

You are likely getting an outdated end of life version. See About the Greenbone Source Edition (GSE) category for more details about our releases.


I’m sorry but I don’t understand, what’s the difference between GVM and openvas?
If I want to use Openvas, do I have to download everything on the screen?ok

Yes, this are the main components you need to download and install to run the current stable and supported versions of GVM.


Thank you for your help :smiley:

Does anyone has a tip or a link which explain how we install them?

Thanks in advance !

Please read the release notes:


I try to do “cmake .” in the openvas folder but I have the following error :

I have before that installed the gvm libraries folder but I have this (I don’t know if I have to do something else with that) :


it seems you are missing write permissions to the file (/root/Téléchargements/…). You can add the permissions with “chmod” command.

Note: I would strongly advice against building / installing as root. You may want to have a look at following posts as well: