You configure a scan by choosing settings that best describe your application, and the kind of testing you want.

To see our short video demo of configuring a web application scan using the wizard, click the icon below:
You can choose between two methods of configuring regular scans:
Configuration method Useful if...
Configuration presets
  • You are new to AppScan, or
  • Most of the settings you require are standard, or
  • You do not need to change settings between scans, and have already saved a scan template with your own specifications
  • You need to customize many settings for a scan, or
  • You want to create and save a custom scan template
In both cases you start with a scan template (see Scan templates) and can optionally change settings as necessary. However, some advanced settings cannot be changed using the wizard, but only using the dialog box.

You can base your scan on the Regular Scan template, or you can load a previously saved template of your own. (A "scan template" is simply a set of scan configuration settings that have been saved.) Saving and loading your own scan templates is the most efficient method when you regularly use the same settings for your scans.

See also: Workflow description