Downloading and deploying Java IAST agent on Web server

You have to download and deploy an IAST agent on the tested application's web server to monitor traffic sent during runtime and report vulnerabilities it finds.

Before you begin

  • The tested application should be installed on the web server.
  • You have to create an application in the Portfolio tab of the Monitor view in AppScan Enterprise. For more information on creating application in AppScan Enterprise, see Creating an application.

About this task

This section helps you to download and deploy Java IAST agent on the tested application's web server.


  1. Log in to AppScan Enterprise Server.
  2. Go to the Monitor page > Portfolio tab to view the list of applications available.
  3. Click the application to which you want to download an IAST agent.
    The application page is displayed. For more information on creating an application, see Creating an application
  4. On the left pane, click the IAST Agents.
    The IAST agents page is displayed on the right-pane.
  5. Click Create a new Agent.
    The Getting started with IAST page is displayed.
  6. Click Create a new Agent.
    The IAST agent creation page is displayed.
  7. From the Agent Type drop-down list, select the language using which the testing application is developed.
    Note: IAST feature supports Java, .NET and Node.js based applications.
  8. In the Agent Name box, enter a unique name for the agent you are creating for the application. The agent name can contain alphanumeric and special characters with a length of maximum 30 characters.
  9. Click Download Agent. The Check your downloads folder message is displayed and the AppScanIASTAgent file is downloaded to the system’s default download folder.
  10. Extract the AppScanIASTAgent file to a folder.
  11. Deploy the Secagent.war file on the tested application's web server.
  12. Interact (run functional tests, run a Dynamic scan, or explore the application manually) with the tested application for the IAST agent to monitor the requests and report the security issues.
    Note: An IAST scan does not send its own requests. It can discover issues only if the requests are sent to the application you are testing through system tests, manual explores, or a DAST scan and so on.
  13. Go to the application's tab view and click All Issues on the left-pane to view the list of issues related to security vulnerabilities discovered.
    Note: You can use the filter Discovery Method=IAST to view only IAST issues in the application.


The IAST agent is deployed on the web server of the tested application. You can now view all the issues detected by IAST agents in the application's monitor page.