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Chapter 3. SCAP Content in Satellite

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SCAP content is a SCAP data-stream file that contains implementation of compliance, configuration, or security baselines. A single data stream usually includes multiple XCCDF profiles. An XCCDF profile defines an industry standard or custom security standard against which you can evaluate compliance of host configuration in Satellite, such as Protection Profile for General Purpose Operating Systems (OSPP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and PCI-DSS v3.2.1 Control Baseline for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9. You can adapt existing XCCDF profiles according to your requirements using tailoring files.

In Satellite, you use an XCCDF profile from SCAP content and, eventually, a tailoring file, to define a compliance policy. Satellite includes default SCAP contents from SCAP Security Guide provided by the OpenSCAP project.

For more information on how to download, deploy, modify, and create your own content, see:

3.1. Supported SCAP Versions

Satellite supports content of SCAP versions 1.2 and 1.3.

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