Link Nessus BYOL Scanner to Tenable.io via the Command Line

To link the Nessus BYOL scanner to Tenable.io via the command line:

  1. Adjust the permissions for your downloaded SSH Key using the following command:

    chmod 400 myNessusKey.pem

  2. SSH into the Nessus BYOL scanner using the following command:

    ssh -i myNessusKey.pem [email protected]<BYOLpublicIP>

    Where <BYOLpublicIP> is the IP address of your Nessus BYOL instance.

  3. Elevate privileges using the following command:

    sudo su

  4. Update the AMI using the following command:

    yum update -y

  5. Stop Nessus using the following command:

    service nessusd stop

  6. Link the Nessus BYOL scanner to Tenable.io for management using the following command:

    /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli managed link --key=<key> --cloud

    Where <key> is the linking key associated with your Tenable.io instance.

  7. Start Nessus using the following command:

    service nessusd start