Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nessus Install the easy way

1. Download nessus from here.
2.If you are a home user you can register for free to get an update code
3.I'm on Linux so i just double clicked the package and it installed  .
4.Activate your account, simply execute the following command :

sudo /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register 8BE6-8F7C-8032-5805-D15B(your code here)

5.Add a new administrator user

sudo /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser (it will ask for a user name and a password )

6.Login from browser - type: https://localhost:8834/

7.If it doesn't work try restarting the nessus service some times it is blocked after installation like this:

sudo service nessusd restart

8.To check for updates manually try this:

sudo /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-update-plugins 

9.How to configure nessus for advanced options.In there you will find the options and a brief explanation.
sudo /opt/nessus/etc/nessus/nessusd.conf 

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