Retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key

Required Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Before you begin the Nessus Agents installation process, you must retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key from

To retrieve the linking key in Nessus Manager:

  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 Nessus Agents tab.

    The list of agents appears and Linked Agents is selected in the drop-down box.

  5. Click Add Agent.

    The Add Agent plane appears.

  6. Click the Copy button to copy the Linking Key.

    A Linking key copied to clipboard confirmation message appears.

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