Step 1: Download the agent installer (but don't launch the installer).
Head to the Nessus agent download page:
Select the right installer package for your flavour of Linux and download it.
Step 2: Install the agent
Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, and Oracle Linux:
rpm -ivh [NessusAgent package].rpm
dpkg -i [NessusAgent package].deb
Step 3: Configure and link the agent
Open the Targets page > Add Targets > Internal targets
Click 'View configuration keys'
Copy the 'Prefix'
Your DeviceName is comprised of your Prefix 👆 and your TargetName
(what you'd like the target to be named in the portal).
DeviceName = Prefix_TargetName (eg. DQEGBQUAAAc_paul-laptop).
Once you have the above information ready, open a Terminal window and run the following command:
/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessuscli agent link --name=DeviceName --key=Key --cloud
Note: The location of nessuscli might vary depending on your version of Linux