Link to Nessus Manager

Note: When deployed for Nessus Agent management in, Nessus Manager does not support linking Nessus scanners.

During initial installation, you can install Nessus as a remote scanner linked to Nessus Manager. If you choose not to link the scanner during initial installation, you can link your Nessus scanner later.

Note: Once you link Nessus to Nessus Manager, it remains linked until you unlink it.

Before you begin

To link Nessus to Nessus Manager:

  1. On the Register your scanner screen, in the Scanner Type drop-down box, click Link to Nessus Manager.
  2. In the Manager Host box, type the host on which Nessus Manager is installed.
  3. In the Manager Port box, type 8834.
  4. In the Linking Key box, type the Linking Key that appears on the Scanners page in Nessus Manager.
  5. (Optional) Select the Use Proxy check box. If you select this check box, the following options appear:
    1. In the Host box, type the host name or IP address of the proxy server.
    2. In the Port box, type the port number of the proxy server.
    3. In the Username box, type the username for an account that has permissions to access and use the proxy server.
    4. In the Password box, type the password that corresponds to the user account that you specified in the previous step.
  6. If you want to use a custom plugin feed, click the Advanced Settings link.

    The Custom Host box appears.

  7. In the Custom Host box, type the host name or IP address of a custom plugin feed.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Continue.