Acunetix Upgrading from V13 to V14

Acunetix Online

All backend maintenance for Acunetix Online is taken care of by Acunetix. There is nothing you need to do for this, and the new version will be deployed to the Acunetix Online platform automatically in due course.

Acunetix Standard & Premium - Windows

Main Installation

By default, Acunetix is configured to auto-update, and you would therefore not need to do anything else. If you have disabled this functionality, you can perform the upgrade as follows:

  • go to the "About" page

  • click the "Check for Updates" button; this will show that a new build is available

  • click on the "Update" link; this will trigger the update process; during the update process, the Acunetix UI will not be available
  • after a few minutes, go back to the "About" page and refresh the page

The update process is complete, and the new version number will be displayed.

Engine-Only Installation

๐Ÿ” Downloading the Acunetix Install File

You can download the Acunetix Install file here: https://www.acunetix.com/download/fullver14/

The engine-only installation must be performed manually. Copy the Acunetix installation to the machine.

  • From the command prompt, run the installation with the /engineonly switch.

  • This will start the installation of the Acunetix Scanning Engine

  • Proceed with the installation. The "Allow remote access to Acunetix" option will be enabled automatically, and the Server Name will be prepopulated with the information used during the first install; These settings do not need to be adjusted.

  • Proceed and finish the installation.
  • You can check the status and version number of the Engine-Only installation from the "Engines" page of the Main machine:

Acunetix Standard & Premium - Linux

Main Installation

๐Ÿ” Downloading the Acunetix Install File

You can download the Acunetix Install file here: https://www.acunetix.com/download/fullver14/

To upgrade the main installation:

  • Download the latest Linux version of Acunetix
  • Open a Terminal Window
  • Use chmod to add executable permissions on the installation file
    E.g. chmod +x acunetix_14.1.210316098_x64.sh
  • Run the installation
  • E.g. sudo ./acunetix_14.1.210316098_x64.sh
  • Accept the license agreement

  • At the upgrade prompt, enter "y" to proceed with the upgrade
  • When the upgrade is complete, the "About" page will show the new version number:

Engine-Only Installation

๐Ÿ” Downloading the Acunetix Install File

You can download the Acunetix Install file here: https://www.acunetix.com/download/fullver14/

To upgrade the main installation:

  • Download the latest Linux version of Acunetix
  • Open a Terminal Window
  • Use chmod to add executable permissions on the installation file
    E.g. chmod +x acunetix_14.1.210316098_x64.sh
  • Run the installation in Engine-Only mode
  • E.g. sudo ./acunetix_14.1.210316098_x64.sh --engineonly
  • Accept the license agreement

  • At the upgrade prompt, enter "y" to proceed with the upgrade
  • When the upgrade is complete, You can check the status and version number of the Engine-Only installation from the "Engines" page of the Main machine:

Acunetix Standard & Premium - MacOS

๐Ÿ” Downloading the Acunetix Install File

You can download the Acunetix Install file here: https://www.acunetix.com/download/fullver14/

To upgrade the installation:

  • Download the latest MacOS version of Acunetix
  • Double click the installation PKG file to launch the Acunetix installation wizard, and click "Continue" when prompted
  • Review and accept the License Agreement
  • You may be prompted for your MacOS password to complete parts of the upgrade
  • Setup will now copy all files and updates for the Acunetix services; when the installation is completed, the "Continue" button will become enabled in the installer
  • Click "Close" to exit the installer
  • When the upgrade is complete, the "About" page will show the new version number:

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