Install and Configure Acunetix 360

Acunetix 360 native installers are available for supported GNU/Linux distributions.

There are two parts to the installation process:

  • Part 1: Install the Acunetix 360 Web Application
  • Part 2: Install the Acunetix 360 Agent


You will receive two licenses from Acunetix Sales:

  • A license file that needs to be imported after installing the Acunetix 360 Web Application
  • A license key that needs to be provided during the Acunetix 360 Agent installation

Acunetix has been tested on the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu Desktop/Server 16.0.4 LTS or higher
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 15 and openSUSE Leap 15.0

The native installers require admin (sudo) access to the server.

Part 1: Install the Acunetix 360 Web Application on Ubuntu or Suse

  1. Open a terminal and run the following commands:
  • If installing on Ubuntu, use:
    sudo dpkg -i acunetix360-webapp-*deb
  • If installing on Suse, use:
    sudo rpm-i Acunetix360WebApp-*rpm
  1. To access the Installation Wizard, open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:5000. The database configuration page is displayed.


By default, the Acunetix 360 Web Application accepts connections from the same machine only. You can configure Acunetix 360 to accept connections from other machines too. For further information, see Access Acunetix 360 from a Remote Machine.

  1. Acunetix 360 requires a Microsoft SQL server database to store its configuration settings and scan data. Enter the SQL server's Data Source address, Database Name, Username and Password credentials, and click Next. The Licensing page is displayed.

  1. Click Import a License, and select the Acunetix 360 Web Application license file you were supplied by Acunetix Sales, and click Next. The Account page is displayed.

  1. Enter account details, which will be used to create an account and log in to Acunetix 360. Click Next. The General settings page is displayed.

  1. Complete the general settings, and click Next. The Cloud Provider Settings page is displayed.

  1. Enable Cloud Integration if you want to automatically scale the Scan Agents, and click Next. The Email Notifications page is displayed.

  1. Check Enable Email Notifications, if required, and configure the email settings. Click Next. The SMS Notifications page is displayed.

  1. Check Enable SMS Notifications, if required, and configure the settings. Click Next. The Dashboard page is displayed.
  2. The post installation wizard will guide you through the Acunetix 360 user interface, starting with a welcome popup.

  1. Once you are familiar with the Acunetix user interface, you can proceed with installing the Acunetix 360 Agent. You need to do this before you can run the first scan.

Part 2: Install the Acunetix 360 Agent on Ubuntu or Suse

  1. Before installing the Acunetix 360 Agent, log in to the Acunetix 360 web application.
  2. From the main menu, click Agents, then Manage Agents. The Agents page is displayed.

  1. Click Configure New Agent. The Configure New Agent page is displayed.

  1. Click Copy to Clipboard to copy the Agent Token.
  2. Open a terminal and run the following commands:
  • If installing on Ubuntu, use:
    sudo dpkg -i acunetix360-agent-*deb
  • If installing on Suse, use:
    sudo rpm -i Acunetix360Agent-*rpm

  1. Enter the following required information during the installation:
  • Agent name - This allows you to identify this Agent from the other Agents you might need to install
  • Agent API token - The Agent Token you retrieved in step 4.
  • Web API URL -  The address you use to access the Acunetix 360 Web interface
  • License key - The license key sent by Acunetix for the Acunetix 360 Agent
  • Company - Your company name
  • Name - Your first name and surname
  • Phone Number - Your phone number
  • Email - Your email address
  • Country code - Your country code
  1. The Acunetix 360 Agent installation process will continue.
  2. Once the agent installation is finished, go back to the Acunetix 360 UI. From the main menu, click Agents, then Manage Agents, to confirm that the newly installed Acunetix 360 Agent has been correctly configured in the Acunetix 360 web application.


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