This article describes how to manually install the agent on a Linux device. If you wish to individually install the agent on your devices, you can use the installation wizard inside the platform.

🚨 IMPORTANT 🚨

For each agent that you install, you must have a license available; if you don't, the machine(s) won't show up on your targets page.

👉 If you're installing the agent on 10 machines, you must have 10 licenses available.


Step 1: Download the agent installer

  • Search for the relevant .dmg installer file (i.e. NessusAgent-X.X.X.dmg) and download it.

Step 2: Install the agent

Double-click on the .dmg file and then double-click the "Install Nessus Agent.pkg" installer.

Step 3: Configure your linking command

  • Open the Targets page > Add Targets > Internal targets

  • Click 'View configuration keys'

  • Copy the 'Prefix' and 'Key'

  • Assemble your name. It's comprised of your Prefix and your DeviceName
    (what you'd like the target to be named in the portal).
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    eg. DQEGBQUAAAc_paul-laptop

  • Populate the command below with your name and KEY

sudo /Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli agent link --name=[Prefix_DeviceName] --cloud --key=[KEY]

Step 4: Link the agent to Intruder

  • Open the Terminal app

  • Run the linking command you created above

  • If you see a prompt for a password, enter your computer's password and hit return. (Don't worry that you can't see any of the characters that you're typing – this is normal).

  • When the linking command has run successfully, you'll see this 👇 :

  • It'll take between 5-10 minutes for the system to show on your targets page and voila. (...assuming you have licenses available that is).



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