Link a Sensor

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

This procedure describes how to link a sensor to Tenable.io. Supported sensors include:

  • Agent sensors
  • Industrial Security instances
  • NNM instances
  • Nessus sensors
  • Tenable Core + Tenable.io Web Application Scanning instances

Linking a sensor to Tenable.io represents a one-time event in managing a sensor, unless you remove the sensor. After you link the sensor, the sensor connects to Tenable.io using unique credentials.

Once you copy the linking key in Tenable.io, you must paste the linking key in the appropriate location of the sensor user interface (e.g. the Nessus Agent CLI or the NNM Cloud Settings section). Expand the following sections for specific details.

Note: Under certain circumstances, you may need to regenerate the linking key. See Regenerate a Linking Key for more information.

To link 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 widget.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

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