Set an Encryption Password
If you set an encryption password, Nessus encrypts all policies, scans results, and scan configurations. You must enter the password when Nessus restarts.
Caution: If you lose your encryption password, it cannot be recovered by an administrator or Tenable Support.
To set an encryption password in the Nessus user interface:
In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.
The About page appears.
Click the Encryption Password tab.
- In the New Password box, type your encryption password.
Click the Save button.
The encryption password is saved.
To set an encryption password in the command line interface:
Access Nessus from the CLI.
Type the following command specific to your operating system:
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessusd --set-encryption-passwd
When prompted, type a new password.
Note: The password does not appear when you are typing.
New password :
New password is set
If your password is valid, a success message appears.