Generate an API Key

Caution: Generating a new API key will replace any existing keys and deauthorize any linked applications.

Note: Customers may not directly access Nessus scanning APIs to configure or launch scans, except as permitted as part of the Tenable.sc and Tenable.io enterprise solutions.

  1. In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click My Account.

    The My Account page appears.

  3. Click the API Keys tab.
  4. Click Generate.

    A dialog box appears, confirming your selection to generate a new API key.

  5. Click Generate.

    Your new API key appears.