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During initial installation, you can install Nessus as a remote scanner linked to Tenable.sc. If you choose not to link the scanner during initial installation, you can link your Nessus scanner later.

Note: Once you link Nessus to Tenable.sc, it remains linked until you unlink it.

Before you begin

To link Nessus to Tenable.sc:

  1. On the Welcome to Nessus screen, select Managed Scanner.

  2. Click Continue.

    The Managed Scanner screen appears.

  3. From the Managed by drop-down box, select Tenable.sc.

  4. (Optional) To configure advanced settings such as proxy, plugin feed, and master password, click Settings.

    • (Optional) In the Proxy tab:
      1. In the Host box, type the hostname or IP address of your proxy server.
      2. In the Port box, type the port number of the proxy server.
      3. In the Username box, type the name of a user account that has permissions to access and use the proxy server.
      4. In the Password box, type the password of the user account that you specified in the previous step.
      5. In the Auth Method drop-down box, select an authentication method to use for the proxy. If you do not know, select AUTO DETECT.
      6. If your proxy requires a preset user agent, in the User-Agent box, type the user agent name; otherwise, leave it blank.
      7. Click Save.
    • (Optional) In the Plugin Feed tab:
      1. In the Custom Host box, type the hostname or IP address of a custom plugin feed.
      2. Click Save.
    • (Optional) In the Master Password tab:
      1. In the Password box, type a master password.

        If you set a master password, Nessus encrypts all policies and credentials contained in the policy, and prompts you for the password as needed.

        Caution: If you lose your master password, it cannot be recovered.

      2. Click Save.
  5. Click Continue.

    The Create a user account screen appears.

  6. Create a Nessus administrator user account, which you use to log in to Nessus:
    1. In the Username box, enter a username.
    2. In the Password box, enter a password for the user account.
  7. Click Submit.

    Nessus finishes the configuration process, which may take several minutes.

  8. Using the administrator user account you created, Sign In to Nessus.

What to do next:

  • Add the Nessus scanner to Tenable.sc as described in Add a Nessus Scanner in the Tenable.sc User Guide.

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