Linux: Nessus in Archlinux

A short manual to install Nessus software in Archlinux…

Download Nessus

Download Nessus Home from Nessus pages

Installation

Extract RPM using

rpmextract.sh Nessus-5.2.7-fc16.x86_64.rpm

and copy the extracted directories and files into the filesystem…

Post-installation setup

Create an SSL certificate for the Nessus web interface using

/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-mkcert

Register your email and wait for your key to be emailed to you, and download all plugins from the feed using

/opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register 
Your Activation Code has been registered properly - thank you.
Now fetching the newest plugin set from plugins.nessus.org...
Your Nessus installation is now up-to-date.
If auto_update is set to 'yes' in nessusd.conf, Nessus will
update the plugins by itself.

Create a Nessus admin user (unrelated to Unix-style users) using

/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser

Usage

Start the service using

systemctl start nessusd.service

and access Nessus via the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface

/opt/nessus/bin/nessuscmd

Removal

rm -r /opt/nessus
rm /lib/systemd/system/nessusd.service

Source

Archlinux pages and my own experience…

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