The Account Settings page shows settings for the current authenticated user.
Note: You need the System Administrator role to configure Tenable Nessus settings. For more information, see Users.
Note: Once created, you cannot change a username.
An API Key consists of an access key and a secret key. API Keys authenticate with the Nessus REST API and pass with requests using the
X-ApiKeys HTTP header.
- Nessus only presents API Keys upon initial generation. Store API keys in a safe location.
- Tenable Nessus cannot retrieve API Key. If you lose your API Key, you must generate a new API Key.
- Regenerating an API Key immediately deauthorizes any applications currently using the key.