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Unlink an Agent

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

When you manually unlink an agent, the agent is removed from the Agents page, but the system retains related data for the period of time specified in agent settings. When you manually unlink an agent, the agent does not automatically relink to Tenable.io.

Tip: You can configure agents to automatically unlink if they are inactive for a certain number of days, as described in agent settings.

To manually unlink a single agent in Tenable.io 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. (Optional) Search for a specific agent or filter the agents in the table. For filter descriptions, see Agent Filters.

  5. In the agents table, in the row for the agent that you want to unlink, click the button.

    A confirmation window appears.

  6. Click the Unlink button.

    Tenable.io unlinks the agent.

To manually unlink multiple agents in Tenable.io 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. (Optional) Search for a specific agent or filter the agents in the table. For filter descriptions, see Agent Filters.

  5. In the agents table, select the check box in each row for each agent you want to unlink.

    Note: To select all agents that match your current filter, select the check box in the table header.

  6. Click the button.

    A confirmation window appears.

  7. Click the Unlink button.

    Tenable.io unlinks the agents.

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