Configure Proxy Settings

Required User Role: User with administrator privileges

You can use the nessuscli fix command to use a proxy for plugin updates, as many companies maintain a proxy for security and logging.

To see and copy the full command for your specific operating system, see the Command Quick Reference.


To set the proxy settings, use the following command:

# nessuscli fix --secure --set <setting>=<value>

Replace the setting and value with any of the following:

Do not include the brackets (< >).

  • proxy=<IP address or hostname>

  • proxy_port=<port>

  • proxy_userame=<user>

  • proxy_password=<password>

Command Quick Reference

For the full command for your operating system, see the following: