Overview of Scan Profiles

As you launch web application security scans in Acunetix 360, you can configure the scan settings manually. But, since many scans are necessary, it would be inefficient to manually configure the same settings each time. Scan Profiles enable you to save scan settings for future scans. Scan Profiles can be reconfigured at any time.

These are the scan settings you can add to a Scan Profile:

  • Target URL
  • Scan Policy
  • Report Policy
  • Custom Cookies
  • Crawling Information
  • Scan Scope and Excluded URLs
  • Additional Websites
  • Imported Links
  • URL Rewrite
  • Form Authentication
  • Basic, NTLM/Kerberos Authentication
  • Client Certificate
  • Header Authentication
  • Scan Time Window
  • Notifications

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Information

Scan Profiles apply only to single website scans. They cannot be used for group or multiple website scans.

For further information on Scan Profiles in Acunetix 360, see Acunetix 360 Scan Options Fields.

Configuring Scan Profiles in Acunetix 360

In Acunetix 360, configuring scan profiles is achieved through fields that are mostly the same for all scan types – full or incremental, single or group, immediate or scheduled.

If you want to set the Scan Profile as the default for a specific website, you can select it as Primary. Or, if you want to share the Scan Profile with your team, you can select it as Shared.

How to View Scan Profiles
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then Scan Profiles. The Scan Profiles window is displayed.

How to Create a Scan Profile from Scan Settings
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then New Scan. The New Scan window is displayed.
  3. Configure the scan settings as explained in Creating a New Scan.

  1. Click Save Profile. The Save Scan Profile dialog is displayed.

  1. In the Name field, enter a name.
  2. Enable Primary or Shared.
  3. Click Save As New Profile.
How to Use a Scan Profile in a Scan
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then New Scan. The New Scan window is displayed.

  1. From the Scan Profile dropdown, select a scan profile.
  2. Click Launch.
How to Edit a Scan Profile
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then Scan Profiles. The Scan Profiles window is displayed.
  3. From the list, click Edit on the relevant Scan Profile.
  4. Configure the scan settings as required.
  5. Click Update Profile.

  1. The Save Scan Profile dialog is displayed.
  2. Complete the fields as explained in How to Create a Scan Profile from Scan Settings.

  1. Click Update. (Alternatively, click Save As New Profile.)
How to Delete a Scan Profile
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then Scan Profiles. The Scan Profiles window is displayed.

  1. Next to the relevant scan profile, click Delete. The Delete Scan Profile dialog is displayed.

  1. Click Delete.

 

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