Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nessus::Changing the activation code to 'SecurityCenter'

If you have been running Nessus on a stand-alone Activation Code and now you have installed Security Center and want the Nessus scanner to be used via SecurityCenter, you need to change the activation code to 'SecurityCenter'.
Since the scanner is already registered, when you try to change the activation code to 'SecurityCenter' it will give you an error. Something like "The provided Activation Code (SecurityCenter) was refused by the remote server".
Here's how to handle that:
From the console, run this cmd:

[root@vishal bin]# ./nessus-fetch --security-center

That's it. Solved.