AJAX/XML HTTP Requests Node

During the scan, Acunetix 360 lists the AJAX/XML HTTP Requests captured in the target application in the Knowledge Base panel. From this node, you can check that Acunetix 360 is detecting and simulating all of these requests, especially when scanning a client-side script heavy web application such as a single page application.

This is sometimes referred to as the XML HTTP Requests List.

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a client-side technique to communicate with a web server without refreshing the whole web page.

With AJAX, you can load a part of the web page dynamically with the help of XML, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. JavaScript makes a request to a server, interprets the results, and displays them on the current screen. This whole process takes place in the background while a user continues to use the application.

Once the scan is completed, all AJAX/XML HTTP requests are listed under the AJAX/XML HTTP Requests node in the Knowledge Base, highlighted in red and bold. You can access the same information in the Knowledge Base Report and Knowledge Base Tab.



Acunetix 360 forms Knowledge Base Nodes on its findings. If the AJAX/XML HTTP Requests node is not listed, it means that Acunetix 360 did not find any.

For further information, see Knowledge Base Nodes.

How to View the AJAX/XML HTTP Requests Node in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then Recent Scans. The Recent Scans window is displayed.
  3. Next to the relevant website, click Report.
  4. From the Technical Report section, click the Knowledge Base tab.
  5. Click the AJAX/XML HTTP Requests node. The information is displayed in a AJAX/XML HTTP Requests tab.


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