Scan configurations

Scan configurations are used when launching scans and can often lead to better scan results. AppScan® Source includes built-in scan configurations, which can be accessed in server mode or local mode. In addition, custom scan configurations can be created in AppScan® Source for Analysis and shared to the AppScan® Enterprise Server - and accessed from AppScan® Source for Development in server mode.

About this task

When a scan configuration has been chosen in Scan Configuration dialog box, it is used for all scan actions. When you first install AppScan® Source, Normal scan is the default scan configuration. Follow the instructions in this topic for setting a different scan configuration to be used for scanning:


  1. Select Security Analysis > Configure Scan > Security Scan Configuration from the main menu.
  2. Select HCL AppScan Source > Configure Scan from the main menu.
  3. The list of available scan configurations opens in the Scan Configuration dialog box. If you are using AppScan® Source for Development in local mode, the list will include built-in scan configurations and any scan configurations that you may have saved locally. If you are using AppScan® Source for Development in server mode, the list will also include shared scan configurations.
  4. Select a scan configuration and click OK.


The scan configuration that has been chosen in the Scan Configuration dialog box will be used when launching all scans.