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Set a Master Password
Setting a master password protects the encryption key used for ciphering policies, scans results, and scan configurations. When a password is set, the applicaton will prompt you for the password whenever the Nessus service restarts.
Note: If your master password is lost, it cannot be recovered by your administrator nor Tenable Network Security Support.
In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.
The About page appears.
- Click the Software Update tab.
- In the New Password box, type the password that you want to use.
Click the Save button.
The new password saves.