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    Nessus Failure

    I can't get Nessus to log in, for some reason. It doesn't give me any real error messages, but it doesn't do anything when I try to, and I can't begin a scan of my computer because I'm not logged in.

    Any insights?
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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Did you create a user?

    Did you start the service?
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    Yes to both.
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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    If you're not getting an error, then you should be loggin in.

    After starting the service, open nessus.

    After entering the username and password, click login.

    It takes a copule of seconds after you start the service to get logged in.

    After that, does it change the "login" button to "logout"?
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    I take it this is installed on a Linux box correct? Did you create the CERT? Are you using the NessusWX client with this? If you do a ps -ef | grep nessus do you see a process running (other than the previous command)?
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    make sure that you are letting nessus open a port for that "vitual server." If you are using any firewall or iptables, adjust so that it allows this.
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