Install the AUR package.
Register your email at the tenable site and wait for your key to be emailed to you.
nessusd.service unit file, see systemd#Using units for details.
Access the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface (
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli). In most browsers, you will need to manually accept the SSL certificate you created for the server.
nessusd.service before doing anything with
Activate the license:
# nessuscli fetch --register <Activation Code>
View your current license activation code:
# nessuscli fetch --code-in-use
Stop the nessus daemon before doing anything with
# systemctl stop nessusd.service
Update the plugins:
# nessuscli update --plugins-only
The package can be removed with pacman, but files created by Nessus, such as the plugin database it downloads, must be removed manually:
# rm -r /opt/nessus