How to scan an HTTP Authentication restricted area

In addition to support for form authentication, which Acunetix supports via the Login Sequence Recorder, you can also scan areas of a website or web application which are restricted through the means of HTTP Authentication. HTTP Authentication, sometimes referred to as Basic Authentication, is a type of authentication that is formally defined in the HTTP […]

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Configuring Advanced Settings in Acunetix

By default, Acunetix comes built-in with settings that are designed to work in the vast majority of websites and web applications. Of course, you can customize a Target’s settings, but there might be cases where you need very fine-grain control on your Target settings. Fine-grain scan controls can be customized from the Acunetix Settings.xml file […]

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Does Acunetix integrate with Jenkins?

Which edition of Acunetix do I need to use the Acunetix Jenkins plugin? The Acunetix Jenkins Plugin requires access to the Acunetix API and API key, which is only available in Acunetix Enterprise. The Target I have set-up in Acunetix is not showing in drop-down list inside Jenkins. The Acunetix Jenkins Plugin will display all […]

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Installing and Configuring Acunetix Jenkins Plugin

To install the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin, start by navigating to Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins and select the Available tab. Search the Jenkins Plugin Index for Acunetix. Select Install without restart. Configuring the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin Before starting to use the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin in a Jenkins job, you will need to configure the plugin […]

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How do I update to the latest Acunetix build?

Keeping Acunetix up-to-date is important to ensure you always get the latest updates to existing and newly added tests, features, bugfixes and improvements. Fortunately it’s not only easy but transparent. By default Acunetix automatically checks for updates, installs any new updates in the background without any user interaction. Note – Before installing the update, Acunetix […]

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How to Backup Acunetix

Backing-up your Acunetix data and settings is important and should be done frequently, especially on production systems. This post will show how to do this manually and will also offer a sample implementation in PowerShell for automating the process. Stopping Acunetix services Before taking a backup, be certain that no scans are running and stop […]

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Tips on reducing Acunetix scan time

Select or create your own scanning profiles To create your own custom scanning profile you will need to: Navigate to ‘Settings’ from the navigation menu Navigate to the ‘Scanning Profiles’ tab Click on the ‘Create Profile’ button Specify a name for your scanning profile in the ‘Profile Name’ field Disable or enable any checks that […]

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