External Traffic Recorder

When you manually explore using AppScan as recording proxy, this recorder displays domains detected and traffic received, and enables you to control which of these will be tested. A limited version of the recorder is used to record the login sequence.

The External Traffic Recorder opens when you click Manual Explore > Using external device.




Shows whether incoming connections are being recorded, and other status messages.

Listening on port

Shows the current port assigned to the recorder.

To change the port, or any other recording proxy configurations, click Options > Recording Proxy Configuration.

Recording Proxy Configuration

Opens Options > Recording Proxy tab to change the port, or any other recording proxy configurations.

Recorded Traffic

Domains Detected (left pane)

List of all domains detected in the recorded traffic.

Select the domains that should be included in the scan. When you close the recorder, all selected domains are added to the Additional Servers and Domains list (Configuration > URL and Servers > Additional Servers and Domains) and will be included in the scan.

Requests Sent (right pane)

Shows all requests recorded during the Manual Explore. Requests from domains that are selected in the left pane are shown in black; others are gray.
  • To see only the requests from the selected domains, click the Hide requests from filtered domains check box
  • To delete individual requests from the list that are not relevant to the scan, select the request and then click the Minus icon


Click to export the recording for use on another machine. This button is active only after the recording has been stopped.

Apply Explore stage Redundancy Tuning

(Check box selected by default) When selected, Explore stage Redundancy Tuning (Configuration > Parameters and Cookies tab > Redundancy Tuning Defaults > Explore) will be applied to the current recording when you close the dialog box, to help avoid duplicate requests.

Clear the checkbox only if selecting it results in cookies from the Manual Explore being missed.

Stop recording

Stops the recording, leaving the dialog box open for viewing and editing the lists.
Note: Once you stop the recording you cannot start recording again without discarding the current data.


Closes the dialog box and adds all currently selected domains to the list of additional servers and domains included in the scan (Configuration > URL and Servers > Additional Servers and Domains).


For the workflow, see Using an external client.