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Hi Friends, this is a guide on how to reset nessus password in Windows. Open a command line terminal with administration privileges. Navigate to the installation folder of Nessus as shown below. That would be in program files.


Once you are in that folder, type “dir” command to see the contents of the folder as shown below.


Now type command ” nessuscli.exe lsuser ” to see all the nessus users. In my case there is only one user present. Now to reset his password, type command ” nessuscli.exe chpasswd root “. Then enter the new password twice as shown below. Congrats, you have successfully changed your nessus password.



See how to install Nessus in Kali Linux

Hi Friends, its common that we forget things. I have forgotten my nessus password so many times. Today we will see how to reset nessus password in Kali linux in case you have forgotten it. Open a terminal, and type the command “cd /opt/nessus/sbin” to navigate to the sbin directory. Here type “ls”  to see the contents of this directory as shown below.


Next type command “./nessuscli lsuser ” to see all the nessus users present. Here, we have only one.  Ok, let’s reset the password for user root. Type command ” ./nessuscli chpasswd root “. The system will prompt you to enter the new password. Enter the password two times as shown below. You have successfully changed the nessus password. Now logon with the new password.