Reset Nessus user password on Windows

To reset Nessus user password:

1. launch CMD
2. CD to Nessus installation directory (by default %systemdirve%\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus)
3. execute "nessus-chpasswd.ext [username]" 

C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessus-chpasswd.exe test
Authentication (pass/cert) : [pass]
Login password :
Login password (again) :
password changed for test

8 comments:

  1. C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessus-chpasswd
    Only Administrator can use nessus-chpasswd
    on cmd appear this mesage what i can do??

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    1. Start Menu -> Search for 'cmd' -> Right-click the 'cmd' entry -> Select "Run as Administrator" -> Follow usual process

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  2. What about in Kali Linux?

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  3. Do we have any method if I have forgotten my username also?
    I have my credentials for Tenable Security account.

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  4. i cannot find to file nessus-chpasswd on C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus can anyone please guide me?
    the list of files are

    Directory of C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus

    6/13/2015 10:42 PM
    6/13/2015 10:42 PM
    5/22/2015 11:22 AM 214,802 License.rtf
    5/22/2015 11:28 AM 5,296,640 nasl.exe
    5/22/2015 11:22 AM 46 Nessus Web Client.url
    5/22/2015 11:26 AM 17,376 nessus-service.exe
    5/22/2015 11:28 AM 5,248,512 nessuscli.exe
    5/22/2015 11:28 AM 5,768,672 nessusd.exe

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  5. For newer versions of Nessus, you need to type :
    C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessuscli.exe chpasswd

    But once you have forgotten your username, as I did, you need to type :
    C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessuscli.exe lsuser
    to list of users
    My version of nessus is (6.3.7) but it probably applies to v6+.

    More info on :
    https://static.tenable.com/documentation/nessus_6.3_command_line_reference.pdf

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  6. C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessuscli.exe chpasswd test
    Authentication (pass/cert) : [pass]
    Login password :
    Login password (again) :
    password changed for test

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