Download and Copy Plugins

After submitting the required information on the Offline Update Page Details, download the Nessus Plugins compressed TAR file.

Download Plugins

  1. Using the computer with internet access (B), copy and save the on-screen custom URL link.

    Note: This custom URL is specific to your Nessus license and must be used each time plugins need to be downloaded and updated again.

    Caution: Tenable recommends saving the custom URL before continuing. The URL is only shown once after registration. If you close the registration window and forget the URL, you will have to restart the registration process to generate a new URL.
  2. Click the on-screen custom URL link.
    The link will download the compressed TAR file.

Copy Plugins to Nessus

  1. Copy the compressed TAR file to the offline (A) system.
    Use the directory specific to your operating system:




    # /opt/nessus/sbin/


    # /usr/local/nessus/sbin/

    Mac OS X

    # /Library/Nessus/run/sbin/


    C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus

  2. Next, on the offline (A) system running Nessus, Install Plugins Manually.