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Retrieve the Linking Key

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

Use this procedure to retrieve the linking key in Nessus Manager or Tenable.io.

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.

    These values differ depending on whether you are linking to Tenable.io or Nessus Manager.

    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

    Link a Nessus Agent to Tenable.io

    Host

    cloud.tenable.com

    Port

    443

    Key

    The Linking Key specific to your instance of Tenable.io. For example:

    2d38415603b5b59a4526e39640655c3288a00324097a08f7a93e5480940d1cae

  5. Click Close.

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