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Retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

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

To retrieve the linking key 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.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add Agent.

    The Add Agent plane appears.

  5. Click the Copy button to copy the Linking Key.

    A Linking key copied to clipboard confirmation message appears.

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


    Set To

    Link a Nessus Agent to





    The Linking Key specific to your instance of For example:


  7. In the upper-right corner of the Add Agent plane, click the X button.

    The Add Agent plane closes.

What to do next:

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