Enable or Disable a Sensor

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Required Tenable.io Web Application Scanning User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

To enable or disable a sensor in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors tile.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, the Nessus Scanners tab is active and Linked Scanners is selected in the drop-down box.

  4. Click the appropriate sensor type tab.

    The sensors table appears.

  5. (Optional) If the sensor is a Nessus Scanner, select Linked Scanners in the drop-down box to view on-premises scanners linked to Tenable.io. For more information, see Linked Scanners.
  6. In the table of linked sensors, do one of the following:

    • Right-click the sensor you want to enable or disable.

      The action options appear next to your cursor.

    • In the Actions column, click the button you want to enable or disable.

      The action options appear in the row.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To enable a sensor, click the Enable button.
    • To disable a sensor, click the Disable button.

    Tenable.io enables or disables the sensor.