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Retrieve the Linking Key

Before you begin the Nessus Agent installation process, you must retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key from Nessus Manager.

To retrieve the linking key:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears.

  3. In the Linked Agents tab, click the setup instructions link.

    The Agent Setup Instructions dialog box appears.

  4. Record the host, port, and key values.

    Option

    Set To

    Link a Nessus Agent to Nessus Manager

    Host

    The static IP address or hostname you set during the Nessus Manager installation.

    Port

    8834 (customizable)

    Key

    The Linking Key specific to your instance of Nessus Manager. For example:

    2d38345603b5b59a4526e39640655c3288a00324097a08f7a93e5480940d1cae

  5. Click Close.

What to do next:

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