How to Reset the User Password in Nessus

by Joshua Laud

If you are using Nessus security software and one of your user's has forgotten their password, then you will need to reset their password. Nessus is primarily developed for Unix and Linux network systems. As with most Linux and Unix applications, the easiest way to operate the software is to use the command-line. If you want to reset a user's password for Nessus, you only need to issue one command.

1

Open your Unix or Linux Terminal. Each distribution has a slightly different method, so consult documentation if you are unsure.

2

Type, replacing "USER" with the user name you want to reset, "nessus-chpassword USER" (without quotes) and press "Enter."

3

Type in a new password, press "Enter." Confirm the password and press "Enter" again.

About the Author

Joshua Laud started writing professionally in 2008. During his three years at University he worked freelance for various music publications including "Clash Magazine" and "total:spec," and online Data Transmission and Music is Art. Laud also specializes in technology writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of London.