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Nessus SSL Configuration

This section describes how to generate and exchange SSL certificates for the Nessus vulnerability scanner to use with If you perform a software install, you must have access to the system and administrative (root) access to all Nessus scanner systems. If you perform a virtual install, see the Tenable Appliance User Guide.

Caution: Please note that users should be familiar with PKI deployments and it is not recommended that the Nessus server be used as the site’s PKI system. The method described here is intended to assist in testing the functionality of the certificate exchange to assist users in the incorporation of the certificates into their current PKI system. In this method, the same key is shared between multiple servers. This may not be acceptable in some installations.

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