Renaming an internal target

Made a mistake, don't like the name anymore? No worries, this articles explains how you can rename an internal target

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Written by Naomi Purvis
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To rename a target you will need to unlink the agent and then relink with the correct hostname.

Unlink command

"C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessuscli.exe" agent unlink


sudo /opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessuscli agent unlink


sudo /Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli agent unlink

Relink command:

"C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessuscli" agent link --host="" --port="443" --key=[KEY] --name=[Prefix_DeviceName]


/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessuscli agent link --host="" --port="443" --key=[KEY] --name=[Prefix_DeviceName]


/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli agent link --host="" --port="443" --key=[KEY] --name=[Prefix_DeviceName]

Once you've done that, it should take a couple of minutes for the internal system to show up.

Error message

It's not very common, but sometimes these things happen.

[error] [agent] Link fail: [409] Agent with uuid agentUuid=<> attempt to link, but another agent in container containerUuid=<> with different token already exists.

This message 👇 can pop up if the agent hasn't unlinked properly. To remedy the situation, please click through and follow the steps in this article:

If that doesn't work, you will have to:

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