Configuring Header Authentication

Acunetix 360 supports the Header Authentication mechanism, enabling you to configure scans for websites that require Header authentication.

Header Authentication Fields

This table lists and explains the fields in the Authentication HTTP Headers section.




Select to enable Header Authentication. All listed HTTP headers will be added to all HTTP requests.

New Authentication Header

Click to add a new Authentication Header.


Enter the header name. It must contain only ASCII characters.


Enter the header value.

Add Authorization Header

Click this button to open a dialog for entering a header.

How to Configure Header Authentication in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then New Scan. The New Scan window is displayed.
  3. From the Authentication tab, select Header. The Header section is displayed.
  4. Select the Enabled checkbox.

  1. Click New Authentication Header.
  2. Complete the Name and Value fields.
  3. Click Add Authorization Header if required. The Add Authorization HTTP Header dialog is displayed.

  1. Select from the Type dropdown

  1. Enter Credentials
  2. Click Save.

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