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This plug-in enables automated vulnerability assessment and compliance audit of Foreman based infrastructure.

  • Current features:
    • Centralized policy management
    • Set-up organization defined targeting (connect set of system, a policy and time schedule)
    • Set-up periodical audits
    • Search for not audited systems
    • Collect & achieve OpenSCAP audit results from your infrastructure
    • Display audit results
    • Search audit results
    • Search for non-compliant systems
  • Future features:
    • Comparison of audit results
    • Waive known issues (one-time waivers, re-occurring, waivers)
    • Ad-hoc audit of given machine
    • Support for PreupgradeAssistant evaluation
    • E-mail notifications


Basic Concepts

There are three basic concepts (entities) in OpenSCAP plug-in: SCAP Contents, Compliance Policies and ARF Reports.

SCAP Content represents SCAP DataStream XML file as defined by SCAP 1.2 standard. Datastream file contains implementation of compliance, configuration or security baselines. Users are advised to acquire examplary baseline by installing scap-security-guide package. DataStream file usualy contains multiple XCCDF Profiles. Each for different security target. The content of Datastream file can be inspected by oscap tool from openscap-scanner package.

  # yum install -y scap-security-guide openscap-scanner
  # oscap info /usr/share/xml/scap/ssg/content/ssg-rhel6-ds.xml
  # oscap info /usr/share/xml/scap/ssg/content/ssg-rhel7-ds.xml

Compliance Policy is highlevel concept of a baseline applied to the infrastructure. Compliance Policy is defined by user on web interface. User may assign following information to the Policy:

  • SCAP Content
  • XCCDF Profile from particular SCAP Content
  • Host Groups that should comply with the policy
  • Schedule - the period in which the audit shall occur

ARF Report is XML output of single scan occurance per single host. Asset Reporting File format is defined by SCAP 1.2 standard. Foreman plug-in stores the ARF Reports in database for later inspections.

User Interface

The most of the Foreman-OpenSCAP controls are located in the Compliance section under the Host menu. The section contains three items as described in previous section: SCAP Contents, Compliance Policies, ARF Reports.

Prerequisites before the first use

Make sure that

  1. smart_proxy_openscap and puppet-foreman_scap_client packages are installed on your proxies
  2. proxies have Foreman uri defined # echo ':foreman_url: https://foreman17.local.lan' >> /etc/foreman-proxy/settings.yml
  3. foreman_scap_client puppet class is imported to your Foreman
    1. Go to Configure -> Puppet classes page
    2. Click Import button
    3. Select foreman_scap_client

Setting-up first compliance policy

  1. Log-in to Web Interface
  2. Create new SCAP Content
    1. Go to Hosts -> Compliance -> SCAP contents page
    2. Upload DataSteam file
  3. Create new Policy
    1. Go to Hosts -> Compliance -> Policies page
    2. Assign SCAP Content to Policy
    3. Select Profile from your SCAP Content
    4. Define periodic scan schedule
    5. Assign Hostgroups to the policy (hosts you want to audit should be assigned with one of the hostgroups)
  4. Select particular hosts for compliance audit
    1. Go to Hosts -> All hosts page
    2. Select hosts
    3. Use Select Action -> Assign Compliance Policy button
  5. Make sure the DataStream file is present on the clients' file system.

At the moment, Foreman infrastructure is not able to serve a file to the clients. Hence, users are required to distribute their DataStrem file to each client. The expected location is defined at Compliance Policy -> Edit dialogue.

  1. Inspect the compliance results
    1. Go to Hosts -> Compliance -> Reports page
    2. Wait for ARF Reports to show-up
    3. Go to Hosts -> Compliance -> Policies page
    4. Click the policy link to view dashboard and trend


Development setup

  • set up Foreman for development, preferably using forklift
  • clone this repo git clone
  • point foreman to your checkout echo "gemspec :path => 'path/to/foreman_openscap'" >> foreman/bundler.d/Gemfile.local.rb
  • run bundler, migrations and seeds from foreman dir cd foreman bundle install rake db:migrate rake db:seed
  • start your Rails server, verify openscap plugin is present


follow these steps:

  1. Bump the version.rb to desired number
  2. git commit -a -m "Version $number"
  3. rake release

the commit gets tagged with what it find in version.rb

if you have commit permissions, the commit and the tag gets pushed to origin remote

if you're the gem owner, gem is built and uploaded to

Found a bug?

We use the issue tracker at, it supports github SSO so it's straightforward to open new issues there. If you think you found a bug, please take search through existing issues and if you haven't found any, free free to open a new one. Thank you.

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