My Account

The Account Settings page shows settings for the current authenticated user.

Note: Once created, a username cannot be changed.

API Keys

An API Key consists of an Access Key and a Secret Key. API Keys authenticate with the Nessus REST API (version 6.4 or greater) and pass with requests using the X-ApiKeys HTTP header.


  • API Keys are only presented upon initial generation. Store API keys in a safe location.
  • API Keys cannot be retrieved by Nessus. If you lose your API Key, you must generate a new API Key.
  • Regenerating an API Key will immediately deauthorize any applications currently using the key.