How to import Targets into Acunetix

If your Targets are already configured in another application, such as an Asset Management application, you might want to export the Targets from the 3rd party application and import them into Acunetix. This will save on the Target Configuration time. You can import a number of Targets into Acunetix using a .csv file. Proceed as follows:

  1. Browse to Acunetix UI > Targets
  2. Click on the Import CSV button
  3. Select the .csv file to import. The file should have the following format:
    Address, Description
    E.g. http://testphp.vulnweb.com, PhP Test Site
  4. Click the Import button
  5. Confirm that all the Targets have been imported, and proceed to configuring any additional settings for the new Targets.
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  • Dears

    kindly be informed that when upload CSV file I receive the error msg (No valid targets were found in the selected file )

    • Hi,

      Please verify that you are using the correct format. Should the problem persist, please send the csv you are using to our support team, so we can troubleshoot further?

  • Hi,
    There’s no button “Import CSV” in target tab of Acunetix 11. What are you trying to say ?

  • Is there a way to “auto” scan imported targets? Say I import 50 targets – do I have to manually schedule each target individually or is Acunetix able to begin scanning one target after the next?

    If not, can we have two things implemented?

    1. The third column represents the scan technique. The name must match, for example:
    https://site1.com, PHP site, High Risk

    2. A fourth column to represent scheduling. Any site imported via CSV will follow the scanning cycle:
    https://site1.com, PHP site, High Risk, Now
    https://site3.com, CMS site, Full Scan, Queue
    https://site4.com, ASP site, High Risk, Queue
    https://site4.com, ASP site, High Risk, Never

    Now = instant
    Queue = to begin once the first site is scanned
    Never = import the target but don’t schedule a scan

    • Hi Rodrigo,

      Targets that are imported would not automatically be scanned unfortunately. An alternative would be to leverage the Acunetix API (https://www.acunetix.com/blog/docs/acunetix-third-party-integration/) to import your targets when setup a scan schedule immediately or set off a one-time scan.

      Regarding your first a second points, I’ll go ahead and push these as feature requests on your behalf.

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