Create an Initial Administrator User Account

The first time you access Tenable Core + Tenable Nessus, you log in as a wizard user.

Then, you create an initial administrator account.

Tip: If you delay creating an initial administrator account, after a few minutes, the system locks you out of the wizard user account. Reboot Tenable Core to proceed with the initial administrator account creation.

Before you begin:

To create an initial administrator user account:

  1. Navigate to the URL for your Tenable Core virtual machine.

    The login page appears.

  2. In the User name field, type wizard.
  3. In the Password field, type admin.
  4. Click Log In.

    The Create New Administrator window appears.

  5. In the Username field, type the username you want to use for your administrator account.
  6. In the Password field, type a new password for your administrator account.

    Note: Your password must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Minimum 14 characters long
    • One capital letter
    • One lowercase letter
    • One numeric digit (0-9)
    • One special character (~`!@#$%^&*()+=_-{}[]\|:;”’?/<>,.)
    • Cannot be a palindrome (i.e., a word or phrased spelled the same backward and forward)

  7. Click Create Account.

    A confirmation window appears.

  8. Click Finish Setup.

    Tenable Core creates your user account.

  9. Click Log Out.

    Tenable Core logs you out.

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