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 ๐Ÿ‘‡ 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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