While Acunetix provides us with a realtime dashboard and scan results, sometimes, you may simply want to be notified when an event that requires your attention occurs, for example, when a scan completes. In Acunetix on-premises, you’ll need to configure an SMTP server that will be used to deliver these notifications.

To enable notifications in Acunetix on-premises, navigate to Settings > Notification Settings, and enable Notification Settings.

Email Notifications

You may now enter the details of your SMTP server, configure any encryption and authentication if required. Acunetix supports SMTP over both TLS and SSL, however, if you are unsure which protocol your SMTP server accepts, you may select ‘Auto’ for Acunetix to automatically figure out which protocol to use. Click Save to save and apply your settings.

enabling Email Notifications

Acunetix will now forward all user creation, scan and licensing notifications to the configured SMTP server. This will be addressed to the user who started the scan (in the event of a scan notification), or the administrator (in the event of an administrative notification).

Ian Muscat

Acunetix developers and tech agents regularly contribute to the blog. All the Acunetix developers come with years of experience in the web security sphere.