Creating the legacy Presence

For private web apps, or for including a scan as part of your functional testing procedure, you must create an AppScan Presence, with access to the web app or back-end server, and to the Internet. Proxy connections are supported.

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Figure 1. Scanning a secure network

Private network

For details of how private site scanning works "under the hood", refer to Understanding Private Site Scanning


  1. Click Main > AppScan Presence Create Presence .
  2. At the Name your presence screen, enter a unique name for the AppScan Presence and click Next.
  3. At the Download presence screen, select the network's operating system (Linux or Windows), select the Legacy version checkbox, and then click Download and save the compressed file.

  4. Click Done.

    The new presence is added to the list of presences, with Status: "Inactive", and the Key Expiry Date.

  5. Extract the Presence files, and save them on a computer in the same network as your site. The computer must have access to the site and to the Internet.
  6. If you will be using the Proxy Server component, Activate and Configure the Proxy Server.
  7. If you will be using the Private Site Server component, and it needs to connect to the app or Internet by proxy, Configure the Private Site Server proxy.
  8. Start the Presence.