Chapter 5. Creating a Customized OpenSCAP Policy Profile

The built-in OpenSCAP policy profile cannot be edited. You can, however, assign edited copies of its policies to a new policy profile. This will allow you to create a customized version of the built-in OpenSCAP policy profile.

To do so, you will first have to copy the policy you want to customize:

  1. Navigate to ControlExplorer.
  2. Click the Policies accordion, and select Container Image Compliance Policies, then click OpenSCAP.
  3. Click image (Configuration), and an option to copy the policy should appear; for example, image (Copy this Container Image Policy).
  4. Click OK to confirm.

The new policy is created with a prefix of Copy of in its description, and it can be viewed in the Policies accordion.


You can now edit the copied policy. After editing copied policies, you can add them to a new policy profile. For instructions on how to edit policies, create a new policy profile, and add policies to it, see the Policies and Profiles guide. Once you have a customized policy profile, you can assign it to a containers provider.