Scan Configuration Wizards

You can quickly configure basic scans using the wizards.

The Scan Configuration Wizards are the simplest way to configure and start a scan when you do not need to change many of the default options. However, if you need to change advanced options, you may prefer to use the Scan Configuration Dialog Box.

The wizards give you access to the most common configuration options, the main difference being the way the options are arranged. (In both the table below and the sections following, cross-references to options that are the same in both the wizard and the dialog box point to the dialog box section of this guide.)

Scan type Description
Scan web application Scan an application, using AppScan to explore automatically and/or manually, and then test automatically.

Select this option for most web application scans. The application is explored manually and/or automatically with requests sent from AppScan to the application.

Scan web service Select this option for most web service scans.
Incremental scan Run an Incremental scan.

Select this option to save scan time by scanning only the new or changed parts of your application.

Additional method for exploring web services

The following additional method for exploring web services is also available:
Scan type Description
Web Services Wizard extension This extension lets you scan using Open API description files (JSON and YAML). It is available from Tools > Extensions > Web Services Wizard (Open API), and the extension is enabled by default.