Change a User's Password

Linux

To change a Nessus user’s password in Linux, run the following command:

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli chpasswd username

Where username is the username for which you want to change the password.

In the Login to change field, enter the username, and then enter the new password twice as prompted. The password will not appear on the screen as you type.

Example: Change password for user auditor on Linux

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli chpasswd auditor

Login to change: auditor

New password:

New password (again):

Password changed for auditor

Windows

To change a Nessus user’s password in Windows, log in to Windows with an account that has administrative privileges and run the following command:

c:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli.exe chpasswd username

Where username is the username for which you want to change the password.

In the Login to change field, enter the username, and then enter the new password twice as prompted. The password will not appear on the screen as you type.

Example: Change password for user auditor on Windows

c:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli.exe chpasswd auditor

New password:

New password (again):

Password changed for auditor