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The User Profile page displays a table of all Nessus user accounts. This documentation refers to that table as the users table. Each row of the users table includes the user name, the date of the last login, and the role assigned to the account.

User accounts are assigned roles that dictate the level of access a user has in Nessus. You can change the role of a user account at any time, as well as disable the account. The following table describes the roles that can be assigned to users:




Basic user roles can read scan results.

Note: This role is not available in Nessus Professional.


Standard users can create scans, policies, and user asset lists.


Administrators have the same privileges as Standard users, but can also manage users, user groups, and scanners. In Nessus Manager, administrators can view scans that are shared by users.

Note: This role is not available in Nessus Professional.

System Administrator

System Administrators have the same privileges as Administrators, but can also manage and modify system configuration settings.


Disabled user accounts cannot be used to log in to Nessus.

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