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Note: See the Activation and Configuration video for details on how to configure Nessus in your web browser.
Before You Begin
When you access Nessus in a web browser, a warning appears regarding a connection privacy problem, an untrusted site, an unsecure connection, or a related security certificate issue. This is expected and normal behavior. Nessus provides a self-signed SSL certificate.
Refer to the Security Warnings section for steps necessary to bypass the SSL warnings.
Note: Depending on your environment, plugin configuration and initialization can take several minutes.
On the Create an account window, enter a username and password for the Nessus System Administrator account.
Note: In Nessus Manager or Nessus Professional with legacy features, you can create additional Nessus System Administrator accounts after configuration.
- Click the Continue button.
On the Register your scanner window, in the Scanner Type drop-down box, select the method by which you want to register Nessus:
- Nessus (Home, Professional or Manager)
- Managed by Tenable.io
- Managed by Nessus
- Managed by Tenable.sc
- In the Activation Code box, type your activation code.
Click the Continue button.
You have successfully configured Nessus, and the Nessus web interface appears.