Retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

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

To retrieve the linking key 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, Nessus Scanners is selected in the left navigation menu and the Cloud Scanners tab is active.

  4. In the left navigation menu, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  5. In the upper-right corner of the page, 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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