Modify Remote Agent Settings

All agent advanced settings can be set via the agent's command line interface, as described in Advanced Settings in the Nessus Agent Deployment and User Guide. However, some settings can be modified remotely via the agent's manager.

To modify remote agent settings:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears. By default, Linked Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  2. In the linked agents table, click the row for the agent you want to modify.

    The agent details page appears.

  3. Click the Remote Settings tab.

  4. In the settings table, click the remote setting you want to modify.

    The setting window appears.

  5. Modify the setting.

    For setting and value descriptions, see Advanced Settings in the Nessus Agent Deployment and User Guide.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To save and immediately apply the setting to the agent, click Save and Apply.

      Note: For some settings, applying the setting requires an agent soft (backend) restart or full service restart.

    • To save the setting but not yet apply settings to the agent, click the Save button.

      Note: For the setting to take effect on the agent, you must apply the setting. In the banner that appears, click Apply all changes now. For some settings, applying the setting requires an agent soft (backend) restart or full service restart.