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Link to Nessus Manager

This option installs Nessus as a Remote (Secondary) Scanner, linked to a Nessus Manager install.

During installation, you will be prompted to enter the Nessus Manager Host, Nessus Manager Port, and Nessus Manager Linking Key.

Tip: In Nessus Manager, the Linking Key is displayed on the Scanners / Remote / Linked page.

  1. Select Link to Nessus Manager from the Registration drop-down.
  2. Next, enter the Nessus Manager Host, Manager Port (Nessus is installed on Port 8834 by default), and the Nessus Manger Linking Key.

  3. OPTIONAL: Select the Custom Settings link to manually configure Proxy and Plugin Feed settings. Configuring Custom Settings allows you to override the default settings related to Nessus plugins.

    Note: You may configure Custom Host settings only, Plugin Feed settings only, or both Custom Host and Plugin Feed settings.

    1. In the Host field, type the host name or IP address of your proxy server.
    2. In the Port field, type the Port Number of the proxy server.
    3. In the Username field, type the name of a user account that has permissions to access and use the proxy server.
    4. In the Password, type the password of the user account that you specified in the previous step.
    5. In the Plugin Feed portion of the page, use the Custom Host field to enter the host name or IP address of a custom plugin feed.
    6. Select Save to commit your Custom Settings.
    7. Finally, select the Continue button.
  4. Nessus will finish the installation process; this may take several minutes.

  5. Using the System Administrator account you created, Sign In to Nessus.

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