Updating Acunetix 360 On-Premises

Acunetix 360 is available as both an On-Demand and On-Premises solution.

The On-Premises solution runs on your servers and network, so you need to update it manually when there is an update. Updating it allows you to scan your web application with new security checks and improvements against the latest threats to security.

This topic explains how to update Acunetix 360 On-Premises. In order to install and configure the On-Premises, see Installing and Configuring Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

Warning

While updating Acunetix 360 On-Premises, it is recommended to pause any scans.

To receive update notifications, you need to whitelist www.acunetix.com and https://update.acunetix360.com.

It is strongly recommended that you back up your database before the update process. For further information, see this Microsoft document.

If Windows requires you to restart the system during the installation or update, please restart the system.

Information

The Authentication Verifier Service requires .NET 5.0 or .NET 6.0 If they are not available on the target system, the installer will ask you to install one of them on the target system.

Information

The db_owner permission is required during the installation and updating. The db_datareader and db_datawriter roles are enough for the daily operation.

Updating Acunetix 360 Enterprise On-Premises

The following instruction is valid for those that have the following versions:

  • v2.3.1
  • v2.4
  • v2.4.1
How to update Acunetix 360 On-Premises
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. On the Global Dashboard page, select Download the latest update. The download begins automatically.

Tips

To manually check the updates, select Settings > Licensing from the main menu. Then, select Check for Updates.

  1. From the download location, extract the .zip file to a directory. Make sure the following files appear in the extracted folder.
  • WebAppSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Application Server installer)
  • AgentSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Agent installer)
  • AuthVerifierSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier installer)
  • AuthVerifierServiceSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service installer.)
  • IASTBridgeSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Bridge installer)
  1. Run the WebAppSetup.exe file. The Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup wizard is displayed and opens at the Ready to Install step.

  1. Select Install. The Installing Acunetix 360 Web Application step is displayed. Wait.
  2. The installation asks you to install the prerequisite: The Authentication Verifier Service.

  1. On the Select Installation Folder step, select Next to install the Authentication Verifier Service to the default folder. OR, select Browse to select an installation folder. Select Next.

  1. On the Completing the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service Setup Wizard step, select Finish to complete the installation.

  1. The Completing the Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup Wizard step is displayed. Select Finish to complete the installation.

Information

Configuring the Authentication Verifier Service? See Authentication Verifier Settings.

  1. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:
  • You can run the AgentSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Agents > Manage Agents.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, select Update Agent.

  1. Select Yes. Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 notifies you.

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enable the Enable Auto Update from the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

  1. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:
  • You can run the AuthVerifierAgentSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Agents > Manage Verifiers.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, select Update Agent.
  4. Select Yes.

Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 notifies you. (Note that the auto update may take some time.)

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enable the Enable Auto Update from the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

  1. Run the IASTBridgeSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the bridge.

Updating Acunetix 360 Enterprise On-Premises (from v2.3 to any newer version)

This instruction is valid for those who have v2.3 and want to update their applications to the following version:

  • v2.3.1
  • v2.4
  • v2.4.1
How to update Acunetix 360 On-Premises from v2.3 to any newer versions

Warning

Before starting the update, uninstall the Authentication Verifier service. To do so, see Removing and re-installing the Authentication Verifier Service for v2.3.1.

OR, you can watch this video: https://youtu.be/cEB-dO9jQCk 

  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. On the Global Dashboard page, select Download the latest update. The download begins automatically.

Tips

To manually check the updates, select Settings > Licensing from the main menu. Then, select Check for Updates.

  1. From the download location, extract the .zip file to a directory. Make sure the following files appear in the extracted folder.
  • WebAppSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Application Server installer)
  • AgentSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Agent installer)
  • AuthVerifierSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier installer)
  • AuthVerifierServiceSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service installer.)
  • IASTBridgeSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Bridge installer)
  1. Run the WebAppSetup.exe file. The Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup wizard is displayed and opens at the Ready to Install step.

  1. Select Install. The Installing Acunetix 360 Web Application step is displayed. Wait.
  2. The installation asks you to install the prerequisite: The Authentication Verifier Service.

  1. On the Select Installation Folder step, select Next to install the Authentication Verifier Service to the default folder. OR, select Browse to select an installation folder. Select Next.

  1. On the Completing the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service Setup Wizard step, select Finish to complete the installation.

  1. The Completing the Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup Wizard step is displayed. Select Finish to complete the installation.

Information

Configuring the Authentication Verifier Service? See Authentication Verifier Settings.

  1. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:
  • You can run the AgentSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Agents > Manage Agents.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, select Update Agent.

  1. Select Yes. Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 notifies you.

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enable the Enable Auto Update from the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

11. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:

  • You can run the AuthVerifierAgentSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Agents > Manage Verifiers.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, select Update Agent.
  4. Select Yes. Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 notifies you.

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enable the Enable Auto Update from the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

12. Run the IASTBridgeSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the bridge.

Removing and re-installing the Authentication Verifier Service for v2.3.1

Step 1. Save your current ISS binding settings

  1. Open Internet Information Services (ISS) Manager, and select InvictiAVService from the Sites list.
  2. From the Edit Site section, select Bindings...
  3. From the Site Bindings window, select your website, then Edit.
  4. Take notes of your Host name, Port number, and SSL certificate, and save them.

You will need this information once you re-installed the Authentication Verifier Service.

Step 2. Uninstalling the Authentication Verifier Service

  1. On Windows, go to Start > Settings > Add or remove programs.
  2. Find the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service.
  3. Select Uninstall. Follow onscreen instructions to remove the service.

Once Windows completes the uninstallation, you can update the Acunetix 360 Web Application that also installs the Authentication Verifier Service.

Step 3. Updating the Acunetix 360 Web Application and installing the Authentication Verifier Service

  1. Run the WebAppSetup.exe file and follow onscreen instructions.
  2. The installation asks you to install the prerequisite: The Authentication Verifier Service.
  3. Select Next to install the Authentication Verifier Service to the default folder. OR, select Browse to select an installation folder. Select Next.
  4. Select Finish to complete the installation.

Step 4. Re-configuring the ISS binding

  1. Open Internet Information Services (ISS) Manager, and select InvictiAVService from the Sites list.
  2. From the Edit Site section, select Bindings...
  3. Enter the necessary information based on the file you created in Step 1.
  4. Select OK.

Step 5. Configuring the Authentication Verifier Service

  1. Navigate to the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service folder. (By default, it is under C:\Program Files (x86)\. Installed to a different location? Check that location.)
  2. Find and open the appsettings.json file.
  3. Paste the Service Token value into the RootApiToken value.
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Open the IIS Manager and restart the InvictiAVService listed under the Sites.

Once you reconfigured the Authentication Verifier Service, you can proceed with updating the Authentication Verifier Agent, the Acunetix 360 Agent, and the Acunetix 360 IAST Bridge.

Updating Acunetix 360 On-Premises to v2.3 from any previous versions

Acunetix 360 On-Premises 2.3 comes with new installation files, such as the Authentication Verifier Service and the IAST Bridge, and an updated Authentication Verifier Agent.

There is no update package for the Authentication Verifier Service and the Acunetix 360 Bridge. In addition to that, you need to have a clean installation for the Authentication Verifier Agent. If you have any verifier agents from the previous versions, they do not work with the On-Premises 2.3.

This instruction is valid for those who have v2.2.5 or any previous versions and want to update their applications to the following version:

  • v2.3
  • v2.3.1
  • v2.4
  • v2.4.1
How to update Acunetix 360 On-Premises to v2.3
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. On the Global Dashboard page, select Download the latest update. The download begins automatically.

Tips

To manually check the updates, select Settings > Licensing from the main menu. Then, select Check for Updates.

  1. From the download location, extract the .zip file to a directory. Make sure the following files appear in the extracted folder.
  • WebAppSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Application Server installer)
  • AgentSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Agent installer)
  • AuthVerifierSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier installer)
  • AuthVerifierServiceSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service installer. This installer comes with the Acunetix 360 On-Premises 2.3.)
  • IASTBridgeSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Bridge installer- This installer comes with the Acunetix 360 On-Premises 2.3.)
  1. Run the WebAppSetup.exe file. The Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup wizard is displayed and opens at the Ready to Install step.

  1. Select Install. The Installing Acunetix 360 Web Application step is displayed. Wait.
  2. The installation asks you to install the prerequisite: The Authentication Verifier Service.

Tips

The Authentication Verifier Service is optional. If you are scanning websites that require form authentication, you need to install it. You can also install the service later. For further information about installing the verifier service, see Authentication Verifier Settings.

  1. Select Next to continue.

  1. On the Select Installation Folder step, select Next to install the Authentication Verifier Service to the default folder. OR, select Browse to select an installation folder. Select Next.

  1. On the Completing the Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier Service Setup Wizard step, select Finish to complete the installation.

Information

For further information about the Authentication Verifier Service and Verifier Agent, see Authentication Verifier Settings.

  1. The Completing the Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup Wizard step is displayed. Select Finish to complete the installation.
  2. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:
  • You can run the AgentSetup.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360 Enterprise.
  2. From the main menu, select Agents > Manage Agents.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, select Update Agent.

  1. Select Yes.

Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 notifies you.

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enable the Enable Auto Update from the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

Once you update all these files, you can start using Acunetix 360 On-Premises. There is no additional step to re-configure the new version.

You can check the Acunetix 360's version from the About available under [Your Name] (top right of the window).

Updating Acunetix 360 On-Premises

The following instruction is valid for the Acunetix 360 On-Premises versions until v2.2.5.

How to Update Acunetix 360 On-Premises
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. In the Global Dashboard, click Download the latest update. The download will begin automatically.

  1. From the download location, extract the .zip file to a directory. Make sure the following files appear in the extracted folder.
  • WebAppSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Application Server installer)
  • AgentSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Agent installer)
  • AuthVerifierSetup.exe (Acunetix 360 Authentication Verifier installer)
  1. Run the WebAppSetup.exe file. The Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup wizard is displayed and opens at the Ready to Install step.
  2. Click Install. The Installing Acunetix 360 Web Application step is displayed. Wait.

  1. The Completing the Acunetix 360 Web Application Setup Wizard step is displayed.

  1. Click Finish.
  2. Now, update the Acunetix 360 Agent. To do this, there are two alternatives:
  • You can run the AgentSetup.exe file and follow the steps to update the Agent.
  • Or, you can follow the steps below:
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Agents, then Manage Agents. The Agents window is displayed.
  3. From the Commands drop-down, click Update Agent. The Update Agent window is displayed.

  1. Click Yes. Once the agent is updated, Acunetix 360 will notify you.

Information

The agent can auto-update itself if you enabled the Enable Auto Update in the Commands drop-down. For further information, see Agents in Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

  1. Now, run the AuthVerifierSetup.exe file and follow the steps to update the Authentication Verifier.

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