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Retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key in the Classic Interface

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Before you begin the Nessus Agent installation process, you must retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key from

To retrieve the linking key:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears.

  3. In the Linked Agents tab, click the setup instructions link.

    The Agent Setup Instructions dialog box appears.

  4. Record the host, port, and key values.


    Set To

    Link a Nessus Agent to





    The Linking Key specific to your instance of For example:


  5. Click Close.

What to do next:

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