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Rename a sensor

When using multiple sensors, rename the sensors to make tracking and identification easier.

Before you begin

  • You must have a sensor installed.

  • Administrative privileges are required.

Rename the sensor

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Discovery > Manage Discovery.

  2. On the Scan page, click Manage sensor.

  3. On the Manage sensors page, in the Sensor Name column, click the IP address link of the server you installed the sensor on.

  4. On the sensor details page, in the Nickname box, enter a nickname for the sensor. Click Save.


You can also rename the docker sensor by updating the Docker Compose configuration file.

To rename the docker sensor:

  1. Make sure the sensor is stopped. (See Stop a sensor)

  2. Update the -s parameter with a new sensor name in the digicert_sensor_docker-compose.yml file.

  3. Run docker-compose -f digicert_sensor_docker-compose.yml start to restart the sensor.

What's next

On the Manage sensors page, use the new name to locate the sensor.