Retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key

Before you begin the Tenable Nessus Agents installation process, you must retrieve the agent linking key from Tenable Nessus Manager.

Note: You can also retrieve your agent linking key from the nessuscli. For more information, see nessuscli fix --secure --get agent_linking_key in the nessuscli Fix Commands section.

To retrieve the agent linking key:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears. By default, Linked Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  2. (Optional) To modify the Linking Key, click the button next to the linking key.

    You may want to modify a linking key if:

    • You regenerated your linking key and want to revert to a previous linking key.
    • You have a mass deployment script where you want to predefine your linking key.

    Note: The linking key must be a 64-character-alphanumeric string.

  3. Record or copy the Linking Key.

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