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Link a Sensor

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

This procedure describes how to link a sensor to Supported sensors include:

  • Agent sensors
  • Industrial Security instances
  • NNM instances
  • Nessus sensors
  • Tenable Core + Web Application Scanning instances

Linking a sensor to represents a one-time event in managing a sensor, unless you remove the sensor. After you link the sensor, the sensor connects to using unique credentials.

You link the sensor via a linking key you obtain in, as described below. Under certain circumstances, you may need to regenerate this linking key.

To link a sensor in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors widget.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

What to Do Next

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