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Link a Scanner

Note: Cloud scanners and Nessus AMI Pre-Authorized scanners are not supported when deploying on-prem.

This procedure describes how to link a Nessus scanner or NNM instance. Once linked, a scanner can be managed locally and selected when configuring scans.


  1. In, click Scans > Scanners.

    The Scanners section appears.

  2. In the Linked Scanners subsection, copy the Linking Key.
  3. Access the Nessus scanner or NNM instance.
  4. Link the Nessus scanner or NNM instance to or on-prem.

For more information about the linking options, including complications when linking to on-prem, see the Nessus User Guide or Nessus Network Monitor User Guide.

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