Mass Deployment Support

You can automatically configure and deploy Nessus scanners using environment variables or a configuration JSON file. This allows you to streamline a mass deployment.

When you first launch Nessus after installation, Nessus first checks for the presence of environment variables, then checks for the config.json file. When Nessus launches for the first time, Nessus uses that information to link the scanner to a manager, set preferences, and create a user.

Note: If you have information in both environment variables and config.json, Nessus uses both sources of information. If there is conflicting information (for example, environment variables and config.json contain a different linking key), Nessus uses the information from the environment variables.

For more information, see the following: