Request-Based tab

Scan Configuration > Explore Options > Request-Based tab.

In this tab you configure settings that affect Request-Based Explore. This tab is active only if the Request-Based Explore Method is selected in the Main tab.
  • JavaScript and Flash options determine whether ADAC should ignore or scan these scripts.
  • Explore Mode determines whether AppScan® explores all links on a page before continuing to the next page, or explores each new link as it is found.
  • WebSphere Portal are for configuring the client to recognize a specific server encoding and to send a specific user-agent header.
  • Flash determines how Flash content will be treated.
Setting Details
Parse JavaScript code to discover URLs AppScan® will parse JavaScript code as text data to collect links.
Explore Mode
Breadth First (Default) AppScan® explores page by page, exploring all links on one page before continuing to the next.

It is recommended that you do not change the default selection of this option (Breadth First), unless you are aware of limitations in your application that demand that a user visits links in a specific order.

Depth First AppScan® explores link by link, exploring each new link as it is found.

If you change the Explore Method to Depth First, you must also change AppScan® to use only one thread during the Explore (in Configuration > Communication and Proxy view).

WebSphere® Portal

Enable WebSphere® Portal scanning

If the site is a WebSphere® Portal site, AppScan® will need to get URL decoding information from the site for more efficient scanning and to build a useful application tree. To enable decoding, select Enable WebSphere Portal scanning.

If the context root URL does not follow the default format, click Add Context Root URL to add one or more context root URLs.
Tip: If you are not sure what your portal's context root URL is:
  1. On the computer where WebSphere Portal is installed, open the file in the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/properties directory.
  2. The context root value is specified by the WpsContextRoot property.
Tip: When scanning a WebSphere® Portal site, it is recommended to use the predefined WebSphere® Portal scan template, which is configured for the purpose.