Link Nessus Scanner

To link your Nessus scanner during initial installation, see Configure NessusConfigure Nessus.

If you choose not to link the scanner during initial installation, you can link Nessus scanner later. You can link a Nessus scanner to a manager such as Nessus Manager or

Note: You cannot link to from the user interface after initial installation. If your scanner is already linked to, you can unlink and then link the scanner to or Nessus Manager, but you cannot relink to from the interface.

To link a Nessus scanner to a manager:

  1. In the user interface of the manager you want to link to, copy the Linking Key, found on the following page:
    • Settings > Sensors > Linked Scanners > Add Nessus Scanner
    • Nessus Manager: Sensors > Linked Scanners
    Note: You can also retrieve your scanner linking key from the nessuscli. For more information, see nessuscli fix --secure --get scanner_linking_key in the nessuscli Fix Commands section.
  2. In the Nessus scanner you want to link, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Remote Link.

    The Remote Link page appears.

  4. Fill out the linking settings for your manager as described in Remote Link.
  5. Click Save.

    Nessus links to the manager.