Remote Repositories

Remote repositories allow you to share repository data from one Tenable Security Center deployment to your primary Tenable Security Center deployment via an SSH session.

Note: You cannot set a remote repository as the Import Repository for active scans. You can use remote repository data only for reporting purposes.

Note: If your remote repository exists on a Tenable Security Center running 5.19.x or later, upgrade your primary Tenable Security Center deployment to Tenable Security Center 5.19.x or later.

For more information, see Add a Repository.

To use tiered remote repositories for large enterprise deployments of Tenable Security Center, see Tiered Remote Repositories.

Option Description



The repository name.


(Optional) A description for the repository.

Remote Tenable Security Center


The IP address for the host you want to synchronize with to obtain repository data. After you type the IP address:

  1. Click Request Repositories.
  2. Type the username and password for an administrator account on the remote Tenable Security Center.

    The Tenable Security Center deployments exchange SSH keys, and the system populates the Repository list with all available repositories from the remote Tenable Security Center.


The remote repository you want to collect IP addresses and vulnerability data from.

Update Schedule

Sets the schedule for the remote server to be queried for updated information.



Specifies which organizations have access to the vulnerability data stored in the repository.

If groups are configured for the organization, Tenable Security Center prompts you to grant or deny access to all of the groups in the organization. For more granular control, grant access within the settings for that group.