Password Management

The Password Management page allows you to set parameters for passwords, login notifications, and the session timeout.

Note: You need the System Administrator role to configure Tenable Nessus settings. For more information, see Users.




Password Complexity Off Requires password to have a minimum of 8 characters, and at least 3 of the following: an upper case letter, a lower case letter, a special character, and a number.

Session Timeout (mins)

30 The web session timeout in minutes. Tenable Nessus logs users out automatically if their session is idle for longer than this timeout value.

Max Login Attempts


The maximum number of user login attempts allowed by Nessus before Tenable Nessus locks the account out. Setting this value to 0 disables this feature.

Min Password Length 8

This setting defines the minimum number of characters for passwords of accounts.

Login Notifications Off

Login notifications allow the user to see the last successful login and failed login attempts (date, time, and IP), and if any failed login attempts have occurred since the last successful login.