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Tenable Nessus

What is Tenable Nessus?

Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability scanning platform for auditors and security analysts. Tenable Nessus pushes updated definitions to systems every day.

For more information about Tenable and Lucidum, see

Why Should You Use the Tenable Nessus Connector?

The Tenable Nessus connector provides visibility into current vulnerabilities in your environment. You can use this visibility to:

  • ensure assets are managed per your security policies

  • find vulnerabilities quickly and remediate

How Does This Connector Work?

Lucidum executes read-only requests to the Tenable Nessus REST API and ingests only meta-data about Tenable Nessus assets. Lucidum does not retrieve any data stored on your assets.

Configuring the Connector in Lucidum





The hostname or IP address of the Tenable Nessus server.

Access Key

An API Access Key associated with a user account that has the read permissions to fetch Tenable data


Secret Key

An API Secret Key associated with a user account that has the read permission to fetch Tenable data


Verify SSL

For future use.


Source Documentation

Creating Credentials

To create a user, Access Key, and Secret Key, see

Required Permissions

The user you create for Lucidum requires the following permissions:

  • Asset - Read

For details, see

API Documentation


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