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Nessuscli Agent

Use the nessuscli agent utility to perform some Nessus Agent functions through a command line interface.

Note: You must run all nessuscli agent commands as a user with administrative privileges.

Nessuscli Agent Syntax

Operating System

Command

Linux

# /opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessuscli agent <arg1> <arg2>

Mac OS X

# /Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli <arg1> <arg2>

Windows

C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent

or

C:\ProgramData\Tenable\Nessus Agent

Run cmd.exe as administrator

Nessuscli Agent Commands

Command Description
Help Commands

# nessuscli agent help

Displays a list of Nessus Agent commands.

Bug Reporting Commands

# nessuscli bug-report-generator

Generates an archive of system diagnostics.

If you run this command without arguments, the utility prompts you for values.

Possible arguments:

--quiet: Run the bug report generator without prompting user for feedback.

--scrub: When in quiet mode, the bug report generator sanitizes the last two octets of the IPv4 address.

--full: When in quiet mode, the bug report generator collects extra data.

Local Agent Commands

Used to link, unlink, and display agent status

# nessuscli agent link --key=<key> --host=<host> --port=<port>

Using the Nessus Agent Linking Key, this command links the agent to the Nessus Manager or Tenable.io.

Required arguments:

--key=<key>

--host=<host>

--port=<port>

Optional arguments:

--name=<name>

--groups=<group1,group2,...>

--ca-path=<ca_file_name>

--proxy-host=<host>

--proxy-port=<port>

--proxy-username=<username>

--proxy-password=<password>

--proxy-agent=<agent>

Tenable.io arguments:

--cloud

# nessuscli agent unlink

Unlinks agent from the Nessus Manager or Tenable.io.

# nessuscli agent status

Displays the status of the agent, jobs pending, and if the agent linked or not linked to server.

Example Status:

Agent linked
3 jobs pending

Agent not linked to a server

Agent is linked to 192.168.0.1:8834
1 jobs pending

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