Reset Registration and Erase Settings

Required User Role: User with administrator privileges

You can reset registration information for Tenable Nessus, which erases all settings and unregisters Tenable Nessus.

Note: Performing nessuscli fix --reset does not reset the managed function.

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


Before you begin:

Stop the nessusd service, as described in Start or Stop Nessus in the Tenable Nessus User Guide.

For example (Linux):

# /sbin/service nessusd stop

To reset registration information:

Type the following command:

# nessuscli fix --reset

You are prompted to confirm the action.

To confirm, enter y, as shown in the following example output:

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli fix --reset

Resetting Nessus configuration will permanently erase all your settings and cause Nessus to become unregistered.

Do you want to proceed? (y/n) [n]: y

Successfully reset Nessus configuration.

Command Quick Reference

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