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Retrieve the Nessus Agents Linking Key

Before you begin the Nessus Agentinstallation process, you must retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key from Nessus Manager or

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

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 or Nessus Manager.


    Set To

    Link a Nessus Agent to Nessus Manager


    The static IP address or hostname you set during the Nessus Manager installation.


    8834 (customizable)


    The Linking Key specific to your instance of Nessus Manager. For example:


    Link a Nessus Agent to





    The Linking Key specific to your instance of For example:


  5. Click Close.

What to do next:

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