Generate Your API Keys

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Basic, VM Scan Operator, VM Standard, VM Scan Manager, or Administrator

API keys generated in Tenable MSSP can access the portal only, and cannot access any of the customer Tenable Vulnerability Management instances.

Note: Tenable Vulnerability Management API Access and Secret keys are required to use the Tenable Vulnerability Management API.

For information on generating API keys for another user, see Generate API Keys for another Tenable MSSP User.

To generate API keys for your own account in Tenable MSSP:

  1. Access the My Account page:

    • In the upper-right corner, click the button.

      The user account menu appears.


    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.

  2. Click My Account.

    The My Account page appears.

  3. In the left navigation plane, click the API Keys tab.

    The API Keys section appears.

  4. Click Generate.

    The Generate API Keys window appears with a warning.

    Caution: Any existing API keys are replaced when you click the Generate button. You must update the applications where the previous API keys were used.

  5. Review the warning and click Generate.

    Tenable MSSP generates access and secret keys for the account. These keys must be used to authenticate with Tenable MSSP REST API.

    Caution: After you generate your API keys, copy and save the key to a safe location. Without saving the keys, you cannot retrieve the keys from Tenable Vulnerability Management.