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Configuring Scan Policies

This document is for:
Invicti Standard, Invicti Enterprise On-Premises, Invicti Enterprise On-Demand

A Scan Policy is a list of web application security scan settings. When you want to run a Scan, you attach it to a Scan Policy that defines which security tests will be performed. You can select from built-in Scan Policies, you can optimize scan policies according to your target’s properties or you can create your own. You can also share Scan Policies within a group, or clone a Scan Policy from a group.

Scan Policy Fields

This section lists and explains the tabs in the New Scan Policy window in Invicti Enterprise and in the Scan Policy Editor dialog in Invicti Standard.

General

This table lists and explains the fields in the Policy tab. The General tab is displayed in Invicti Enterprise only.

Field Description
Name This is the name for the Scan Policy.
Description This is a description that helps explain the policy’s features to anyone else who may also use it.
Shared Select to enable others to have access to the policy.

This field is displayed in Invicti Enterprise only.

Security Checks

In this tab, select the categories and Security Checks for the Scan Policy. By default, most security checks are enabled.

For further information, see Security Checks.

The table lists and explains the additional settings available for some of the Security Checks.

Item Description
Generate Proof Select Yes to enable the generation of proof for the current security check group.
Only Run on the Start Path (RoR) Select Yes to restrict attacking to the Start Path only. Otherwise, every directory will be attacked.
Resource Finder Limit Enter a number to set the maximum number of hidden resources and folders to look for in each folder.
Include/Exclude Select Include to include the specified cookie names in the security check. Select Default to include all cookies.
Cookie Names Enter the cookie names that will be managed during the scan.
Check All Pages Select Yes to conduct CORS checks on all pages. Otherwise only unique directories will be checked.
Prepend Original Value Prepend the original value to the Cross-site Scripting payloads. This can make the scan more accurate.
Possible Admin Interface Enable to ensure newly available Security Checks will be included.
Maximum Path Count Enter a number to set the maximum number of paths to check against HTTP methods.
Proof Sharing Select Yes to enable sharing the same proof of concept across vulnerabilities.
Database Type Select which databases your application uses in order to tailor the SQL injection payloads to the specific database type.
Upload Folders Invicti will search the uploaded files in these website directories. You can add more directories in a comma-separated format.
Search Upload Folders This determines whether the upload folders should be visited to locate the uploaded file (default: True).

Crawling

This table lists and explains the fields in the Crawling tab.

Field Description
Crawling Page Limit Enter a number to set the maximum number of pages to crawl. Once this number is reached, Invicti ends the crawling phase.
Maximum Signature Enter a number to set the maximum number of samples to take from pages with similar URL signatures.
Maximum Page Visits Enter a number to set the maximum number of times the crawler visits a page (e.g. /index.php or /page.php). If this number is exceeded, Invicti will stop crawling that page, even if there are new parameters that have not yet been crawled.

For further information, see Scanning Parameter-Based Navigation Websites.

Maximum URL Rewrite Signature Enter a number to set the maximum number of samples to collect from pages that match the same URL rewrite signature (default: 9).
Wait Resource Finder Enable to ensure Invicti waits for the Resource Finder to finish before ending the crawling phase. Depending on the website, this search for hidden folders and resources can take a significant amount of time, perhaps longer than the crawling phase.
Text Parser Enable to ensure the static HTML/Text Parser can search for links in HTML comments and similar locations. The Text Parser cannot parse JavaScript.
Text Parser Extensions List the file extensions of file types that should be parsed by the Text Parser, to find links in files with extensions not listed in the default extension list.

Default extensions include:.asa, .asax, .ascx, .ashx, .asmx, .asp, .aspx, .cfc, .cfm, .cgi, .config, .dll, .htm, .html, .inc, .include, .js, .jsp, .php, .php3, .php5, .phtm, .phtml, .shtm, .shtml, .xhtm and .xhtml.

Parse SOAP Web Services Check to enable SOAP Web Service discovery by parsing WSDL files.
Parse REST Web Services Check to enable REST Web Service discovery by parsing Swagger and WADL files.
Parse URI Fragments Check to enable parsing URI fragments to discover parameters in the fragment. For example: http://example.com/#page=foo.php (Default: Enabled)
Fallback to GET Invicti uses HEAD requests to find hidden resources. Check to enable Invicti to fall back to GET requests when HEAD requests don’t work. This might increase scan time.
Enable Parameter-Based Navigation Check to enable Parameter-Based Navigation if the target website uses parameter based navigation instead of pages to serve different content (e.g. /?page=home, /?page=contact instead of /home.php or /contact.php).
Enable Query-Based Navigation Check to enable that only query-string parameters will be recognized as navigation parameters. Navigational Parameter RegEx won’t match POST or other parameter types.
Navigational Parameter RegEx Enter a regular expression. If a parameter name matches the regular expression, it will be considered as a navigational parameter.

For further information, see Scanning Parameter-Based Navigation Websites.

JavaScript

This table lists and explains the fields in the JavaScript tab.

Field Description
Analyze JavaScript/AJAX Check to enable Invicti to analyze JavaScript and AJAX to find relevant links and pages in the target application. This option is CPU-intensive. Please disable it if you experience performance issues.
Select a Pre-defined Preset Invicti can scan different kinds of JavaScript applications ranging from occasional JavaScript-generated content to large Single Page Applications.

The options are:

  • Default
  • SPA (Single Page Application)
  • Large SPA

This field is only displayed in Invicti Enterprise.

Load Preset Values Use this drop-down menu to select a built-in preset of settings the scanner has.

This field is only displayed in Invicti Standard.

DOM Load Timeout Enter a number to set the amount of time (milliseconds) to wait for the page to load, including the downloading and browser rendering time, before Invicti begins to analyze the JavaScript DOM simulation.
DOM Simulation Timeout Enter a number to set the amount of time (milliseconds) to wait before JavaScript ends DOM simulation. This is the timeout for the whole simulation operation of a single page. In case of a large application, it might not be feasible to scan all of the applications, since the parameters are typically identified until the timeout is reached. The value of this timeout can have an impact on the scan duration.
Interevent Timeout Enter a number to set the amount of time (milliseconds) to wait after triggering a JavaScript event, before the next event is triggered. During this time, no other DOM/JS events will be triggered by the scanner. Increase this number if the target website has high latency AJAX calls that modify the DOM (default: 100 milliseconds).
Max Simulated Elements Enter a number to set the maximum number of DOM elements the parser will simulate before terminating the simulation for this page.
Skip Threshold Enter a number to set the number of elements to simulate before skipping elements. Enter ‘0’ to disable sampling.
Elements to Skip Enter a number to set the number of elements to skip simulation after the Skip Threshold has been exceeded.This setting and one above are used to specify how many elements should be parsed (Skip Threshold) before the parser starts skipping (Elements to Skip) some elements. For example, if the Skip Threshold is set to 1000 and Elements to Skip is set to 10, after simulating 1000 elements, the parser will not simulate elements 1001 to 1009. Element 1010 will be simulated. The idea behind these settings is to diversify the simulation.
Max Modified Element Depth Enter a number to limit the simulation to this number of nested elements. This value must be between 0 and 100.

This setting specifies the maximum number of levels the DOM parser should follow when a DOM modification is triggered by result of another simulation or modification. This can be used as a sort of infinite loop protection.

For example, imagine a case where a button is clicked and another button is created. When this new button is clicked it will create another one etc. This depth setting allows controlling the maximum depth that the simulation will go in such cases.

Pre-simulation Wait Enter a number to set the amount of time (milliseconds) the scanner should wait once a simulation has started and the page has loaded. This can be used to configure the scanner to wait for custom page loading logic of dynamic pages.
Exclude by CSS Selector Exclude HTML elements such as logout buttons from event simulation by CSS selectors. All matched elements will be excluded with their children. To test, try your selector in the Developer Toolbar’s Console Tab in the browser you use (press F12 to open it). After opening the Developer Toolbar’s Console Tab using the document.querySelectorAll JavaScript function, you can list the CSS selectors that you want to exclude. Please note that if the selector is not very specific i.e. many items match the selector at any time, it will affect scan performance (and possibly coverage) negatively.
Maximum Option Elements Enter a number to set the maximum number of option elements, per select element, to simulate. The value must be between 1 and 1000. The suggested maximum is 20.
Persistent JavaScript Cookies Enter the names of cookies (separated by semicolons), that are set in JavaScript via document.cookie and not form HTTP Headers, that should persist across authentication and DOM simulation.
Open Redirect Conf. Timeout Enter a number to set the time (milliseconds) to wait before ending JavaScript DOM simulation for Open Redirection confirmation. The value must be between 1 and 21600000.
XSS Confirmation Timeout Enter a number to set the time (milliseconds) to wait before ending JavaScript DOM simulation for XSS confirmation. The value must be between 1 and 21600000.
Cache by CSS Selector Enter elements to be cached via CSS selectors. All matched elements will be cached, including their children. To enter multiple selectors at once, you can separate them via a comma. Cached elements, such as footer and header, will be simulated only once.
This is available only in Invicti Standard.
Maximum Cache Elements Enter a number to set the maximum number of cache elements per host. The value must be between 1 and 100000 (default: 1000).
This is available only in Invicti Standard.
Filter Document Events Check to filter events that are attached to document by name to a constant set (e.g. mousedown, keyup), to reduce triggered event counting during the simulation.
Ignore document events Check to ignore the triggering events that are attached to the document object.
Filter Colon Events Check to filter events that contain a colon (:) in their name, to reduce triggered event counting during the simulation. They are usually used by frameworks and would be triggered by other events.
Extract Static Resources Check to extract static resources from DOM elements.
Allow out-of-scope XML HTTP (AJAX) requests during simulation Check if the target website fails to load when some requests cannot be loaded because of Scan Profile out-of-scope settings. (Default: Enabled)
Generate Debug Info Check to enable debug to generate debug information during the scan.

When this option is enabled, the DOM parser will write the diagnostics information to a log file in the scan folder, including data about the coverage. When this option is enabled, the scan may be slowed down and will use some additional disk space.

Block navigation on SPAs Check to enable Invicti to block extra navigation on single-page applications.

Attacking

This table lists and explains the fields in the Attacking tab.

Field Description
Maximum Number of Parameters to Attack on a Single Page Enter a number to set the maximum parameters Invicti should attack on a single page. Once the maximum is reached, Invicti will stop attacking that page.
Enable Proof Generation Check to generate a Proof of Exploit after a vulnerability is confirmed.
Attack Parameter Names Enable to generate extra attacks which place attack payloads into the name of a request parameter.
Attack Referer Header Enable to generate extra attacks which place attack payloads into the Referer header.
Attack User-Agent Header Enable to generate extra attacks which place attack payloads into the User-Agent header.
Optimize Header Attacks Enable to issue header attacks on each unique link path (otherwise, all links will be attacked).
Optimize Attacks to Recurring Parameters Enable to detect recurring parameters in different URLs (e.g. search widgets, newsletter subscription forms). It will attack the number of links that are allowed in the Recurring Parameters Attack Limit field.
Recurring Parameters Attack Limit Enter a number to set the maximum number of pages to attack for recurring parameters. Once the maximum is reached, Invicti will stop attacking recurring parameters on remaining pages.
Anti-CSRF Token Field Names (Comma Separated) Enter the Anti-CSRF Token Field Names

*token*,*csrf*,ViewStateUserKey,__RequestVerificationToken,protect_from_forgery,*xsrf*,nonce

Attack CSRF Token Check to enable CSRF attacks.
Enable Random Parameter Attacks in Cross-site Scripting Engine Enable to attempt to add extra parameters to page to detect Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities.

Custom 404

This table lists and explains the fields in the Custom 404 tab.

Field Description
Auto Custom 404 Check to select an automatic 404 Error page.
Manual Custom 404 Check to select a manual 404 Error page.
Disabled Check to disable the 404 Error page.
Maximum 404 Signatures Enter a number to set the maximum number of 404 Error page samples to collect. The maximum value is 2500.
Maximum 404 Pages to Attack Enter a number to set the maximum number of Custom 404 Error pages to crawl and attack.
Custom 404 RegEx When Invicti Enterprise matches this RegEx on a page, it will consider it as a customer 404 error page.

(Scan)Scope

This table lists and explains the fields in the Scope tab.

Field Description
Case Sensitive Invicti does not differentiate between case sensitive and insensitive URLs. In other words, by default, Invicti does not differentiate between uppercase and lowercase URLs. Both these URLs are treated as the same URL:

  • http://example.com/dir/index.php
  • http://example.com/DiR/IndEX.php

Enable the Case Sensitive checkbox if you want to change this behaviour because your target uses case-sensitive URLs. When enabled and (for example) there is an SQL Injection in both index.php and IndEX.php, they will be reported as separate issues.

Default: Disabled

Bypass Scope for Static checks When enabled, Invicti will make requests to resources which are out of scope. This means Invicti will check for static vulnerabilities (e.g. Crossdomain.xml, Robots.txt), even when the Scan Scope does not cover the root.

For example, if your target URL is http://example.com/test and your Scope is set to Entered Path and Below, Invicti will still send requests to the root domain, (e.g. http://example.com/Crossdomain.xml).

Static checks do not include invasive requests. So, in many cases, it is advised to enable this option. However, it is disabled by default, to avoid potential legal issues in tests conducted with strict scan scopes.

Default: Disabled

Ignore These Extensions Enter the extensions of those test files you do not want Invicti Enterprise to crawl or test.

If the files include a query parameter, they will still be crawled and attacked regardless of the extension.

Enable Content -Type Checks By default, Invicti excludes a number of files from the scan, based on their content type. For example, fields such as PDF and compressed files do not need to be scanned during a web vulnerability scanning. Invicti checks the Content-type HTTP response header of the file and if it matches a header listed in this list it will ignore it.

You can also exclude a file or page from a scan based on its content-type header or remove any excluded content type from the exclusion from the Ignore these Content Types option in the Scope section when configuring a Scan Policy.

Enable to analyze pages that have a listed content-type header.

Default: Disabled

Block Ad Networks During a scan, Invicti loads the crawled pages into an internal browser to simulate specific DOM events (e.g, click, mouse over, form submit) to find more attack surfaces. If a page loads resources from advertising networks continuously, this will affect the loading time and might even result in a timeout.

Enable to stop sending requests to known ad networks.

Default: Enabled

Ignored Parameters

This table lists and explains the fields in the Ignored Parameters tab.

For further information, see Excluding Parameters From a Scan.

Field Description
Name This is a friendly name for your reference/the parameter (e.g. ‘ASP Session ID (COOKIE)’).
Pattern This is the actual name of the parameter to be excluded from the scan (e.g. ASPSESSIONID*).

Pattern matching is case sensitive, so use the correct capitalization.

You can also use any of these pattern options (wildcards) to match the patterns in the parameter name:

  • ? – any single character
  • * – zero or more characters
  • # – any single digit (0-9)
  • [charlist] – any single character in charlist
  • [!charlist] – any single character not in charlist

The parameters will be ignored only during the attack phase.

For further information, see Pattern Options.

Type This is the parameter type (e.g. COOKIE).

The dropdown options are:

  • POST
  • GET
  • COOKIE
  • WEBSTORAGE
  • ALL

If you want to ignore GET and POST parameters with this name or match, create two entries, one with POST and one with GET.

If you want to ignore GET, POST, and COOKIE parameters, create one entry with ALL.

Form Values

This table lists and explains the fields in the Form Values tab.

For further information, including Regex definitions, see Configuring Pre-Defined Web Form Values in Invicti Web Security Scanners.

Field Description
NAME This is a friendly name for your reference.
TYPE This is the form input type.

The options are:

  • hidden
  • text
  • textarea
  • submit
  • reset
  • button
  • image
  • file
  • radio
  • select
  • checkbox
  • password
  • color
  • date
  • datetime
  • datetime-local
  • email
  • month
  • number
  • range
  • search
  • tel
  • time
  • url
  • week
  • output

The type should be a valid input type.

MATCH This is the match type for the Pattern field.

The options are:

  • RegEx
  • Exact
  • Contains
  • Starts
  • Ends
PATTERN This is the value that the HTML attribute value will be matched against based on the selected Match.

Pattern should be a valid regular expression if the Match dropdown is set to RegEx.

TARGET This is the match target.

The options are:

  • Select All
  • Name
  • Label
  • Placeholder
  • Id

It is possible to select one or more options.

VALUE This is the value Invicti will submit to the input parameter when the match is successful.
FORCE When this option is enabled Invicti will submit the provided value even when the parameter is already populated with some other value.

Brute Force

This table lists and explains the fields in the Brute Force tab.

Field Description
Enable Authentication Brute Force (Basic, NTLM, Digest) Check to enable Authentication Brute Force
Maximum Username/Password Combinations to Test Enter a number to set the maximum number of Username/Password combinations to test.

By default, this is set to 10.

Autocomplete

This table lists and explains the fields in the Autocomplete tab.

Field Description
Input Name Enter a value to be matched with input name to detect whether autocomplete is enabled for the input.

The Input Name can contain any valid wildcard characters, such as ? * #.

Invicti Enterprise will only issue an alert if Autocomplete is enabled on a text input that matches one of these values.

Invicti Hawk

This table lists and explains the fields in the Hawk tab. This tab is only displayed in Invicti Enterprise On-Premises and Invicti Standard.

Field Description
Invicti Hawk URL (NE OP) Invicti Hawk server that will respond to SSRF-related attacks that were initiated by Invicti.
Invicti Hawk URI (NS) Invicti Hawk server that will respond to SSRF-related attacks that were initiated by Invicti.
Validate DNS Settings Click to validate the DNS settings of Invicti Hawk server.
Validate Invicti Hawk Click to validate whether Invicti Hawk server can report vulnerabilities.

Ignored Email Addresses

This table lists and explains the fields in the Ignored Email Addresses tab.

Field Description
Email Pattern Enter any email addressed you’d like the scan to ignore.

Email Pattern can contain any valid wildcard characters (? * #).

Invicti will ignore any Email Disclosure vulnerability if it matches one of these patterns.

CSRF (Settings)

This table lists and explains the fields in the CSRF tab.

Field Description
User Name Inputs Enter a list of strings to indicate a username that includes one of these.
Login Form Values Enter a list of strings to indicate a login form that includes one of these.
Non-CSRF Form Values Enter a list of strings to indicate non-CSRF form values whose name or action includes one of these.
Non-CSRF Input Values Enter a list of strings to indicate non-CSRF input values whose name or value includes one of these.
Captcha Indicators Enter a list of forms which contain Captcha against CSRF.

Web Storage

This table lists and explains the fields in the Web Storage tab.

Field Description
TYPE This is the type of which Web Storage mechanism will be used.

From the dropdown, select an item.

The options are:

  • Local
  • Session
KEY This is the name of the key you want to create.
VALUE This is the value you want to give the key you are creating.
ORIGIN Enter storage data for a specific origin. (Otherwise leave it empty to allow the DOM parser to pass it for any origin.)

IndexedDB

This table lists and explains the fields in the IndexedDB tab. IndexedDB lets you persistently store data inside a user’s browser. This tab is only displayed in Invicti Standard.

Field Description
Name This is a friendly name for your reference.

  • Do not enter duplicate pairs to the database, storage, and row fields
  • Enter key and value pair in the row field.
Origin Enter storage data for a specific origin. (Otherwise leave it empty to allow the DOM parser to pass it for any origin.)

Extensions

This table lists and explains the fields in the Extensions tab.

Field Description
Extension This is a list of file types to which the specified Crawling and Attacking activity will be applied.

For further information, see Crawl and Attack Options.

Crawl Select the required Crawling activity for the file type (Extension).

The options are:

  • Do Not Crawl
  • Crawl
  • Crawl Only Parameter (default)
Attack Select the required Attacking activity for the file type (Extension).

The options are:

  • Do Not Attack
  • Attack Parameters (default)
  • Attack Parameters and Query String

Send To Actions

This table lists and explains the fields in the Send To Actions tab.

This tab is only displayed in Invicti Standard.

Field Description
Send To Action Click Send to Action Settings.

The options are:

  • Asana
  • Azure Boards
  • Bitbucket
  • Bugzilla
  • Clubhouse
  • Email
  • FogBugz
  • FreshService
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Jazz Team Server
  • JIRA
  • Kenna
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Redmine
  • ServiceNow
  • TFS
  • Trello
  • Unfuddle
  • Webhook
  • YouTrack
  • Zapier

For further information, see Send to Actions.

Severities This is the vulnerability severity level.

For further information, see Web Application Vulnerabilities Severities Explained.

Only Confirmed Check this to trigger actions only for confirmed vulnerabilities and not for possible vulnerabilities.

Auto WAF Rules

This table lists and explains the fields in the Auto WAF Rules tab. Invicti can do hot patching with signatures of the detected issues directly on integrated WAFes.

Field Description
Web Application Firewall List of the Web Application Firewalls that Invicti supports integration to.

  • AWF
  • CloudFlare
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM
  • FortiWeb
  • ModSecurity
  • SecureSphere

See Web Application Firewalls.

Severities This is the vulnerability severity level. You can select more than one. Invicti will send generated rules directly to WAF regarding issues whose severities defined in this column (see Vulnerability Severity Levels).
Only Confirmed When this option is selected, Invicti will send rules regarding the issue, if it is confirmed.

Browser Settings

This table lists and explains the fields in the Browser Setting tab.

Field Description
Browser Settings
  • Default Browser Parameters: These are the default browser parameters that Invicti uses when it launches a Chromium instance to scan your website. You can deselect any parameters to disable it. Or, you can add a new parameter.
  • Headful Browser Parameters: These are the headful browser parameters that Invicti uses when it launches a Chromium instance to authenticate with your website. You can deselect any parameters to disable it. Or, you can add a new parameter.

Request

This table lists and explains the fields in the Request tab. This tab is displayed in both editions. (In Invicti Standard, it is displayed once you click on the HTTP tab.)

Field Description
User Agent Select or Enter the User Agent string to be used in all HTTP requests during scans.
Force this value Enable to force Invicti to use the User Agent.

In Invicti Standard, this feature is called ‘Force to use selected User Agent’.

Request Timeout (seconds) Enter a number to set the interval (seconds) to wait for a response from the target before it is considered to have timed-out.

Depending on the configuration, if a request times out, Invicti will try to send it again or cancel it.

In Invicti, this is broken down into:

  • Connection Timeout (sec) – This is the number of seconds to wait before the HTTP Request times out.
  • Read/Write Timeout (sec) – Depending on the context, Invicti will retry the request (or cancel it) when reading from the response or writing to request that the stream takes longer than the given time.
Requests per Second Enter the maximum number of requests to perform per second. Depending on the target application, setting this figure too high might cause connectivity or Denial of Service issues. The recommendation is 30.
Accept Enter the HTTP Accept Header string that should be used in all HTTP requests during a scan.
Accept Charset Enter the HTTP Accept Charset Header that should be used in all requests.
Accept Language Enter the language in the HTTP Accept Header string that should be used in all HTTP requests in a scan.
Rate Limit Enter the maximum [number] of requests initiated in a [number] of milliseconds.
HTTP Keep Alive Enable to improve the server’s performance and decrease the load.
Support Gzip/Deflate Enable to complete the scan in less time, if the target web server supports Gzip or Deflate.
Support Cookies Enable to support HTTP cookies.
Capture HTTP Requests Enable to save HTTP requests during scans using the Fiddler session file format.

Proxy

This table lists and explains the fields in the Proxy tab. This tab is only displayed in Invicti Enterprise On-Premises and Invicti Standard. (In Invicti Standard, it is displayed once you click on the HTTP tab.)

Field Description
Use Application (Global) Proxy Enable to use the Application Proxy.

The Applications Proxy can be defined at the Proxy tab in the Options dialog.

Use System (Internet Explorer) Proxy Enable to use the System Proxy. This is the default.

The System Proxy is the system-wide proxy which is used by every program by default.

Use Custom Proxy Enable to use and configure a Custom Proxy.

The Custom Proxy should be configured explicitly to be used unlike System Proxy.

Do Not Use Proxy Enable so that no proxy will be used.

Headers

This table lists and explains the fields in the Headers tab. (In Invicti Standard, it is displayed once you click on the HTTP tab.)

Field Description
Enabled Enable so that the custom header is added to all HTTP requests.
Name The Name field in the HTTP Header should only contain ASCII characters. As the HTTP headers construct name and value pairs, this field is for the name part.
Value A header value to be used in attacks with the corresponding header.
Attack Mode The options are:

  • None (default)
  • Optimized: Only the attack payloads that are suitable for the header will be used
  • Full: All attack payloads will be fuzzed into the header

SSL/TLS

This table lists and explains the fields in the HTTP SSL/TLS tab. (In Invicti Standard, it is displayed once you click on the HTTP tab.)

Field Description
Security Protocol Select the security protocol(s) that is supported by the website to be scanned.

The options are:

  • SSLv3
  • TLS 1.0
  • TLS 1.1
  • TLS 1.2
  • TLS 1.3
Untrusted Certificates This indicates the action taken when an attacker is encountered with an untrusted certificate at Target & Additional Websites or External Websites.

The options are:

  • Accept untrusted certificate
  • Reject untrusted certificate

Knowledge Base

This table lists and explains the fields in the Knowledge Base tab.

Field Description
Enable Knowledge Base Enable to switch on the Knowledge Base checks.

Note that disabling this option means that some issues may not be reported.

Sensitive Keyword Pattern The Sensitive Keyword Pattern should be a valid regular expression. Invicti uses these patterns to find sensitive keywords in the code’s comments.

How to Configure a New Scan Policy in Invicti Enterprise

  1. Log in to Invicti Enterprise.
  2. From the main menu, select Policies > New Scan Policy.

  1. In the Name field, enter a Name.
  2. In the Description field, enter a Description.
  3. Enable the Shared field, if required (see Sharing Scan Policies).
  4. Complete the remaining fields. (Each tab is explained in tables in Scan Policy Fields.)
  5. Select Save.

How to Configure a New Scan Policy in Invicti Standard

  1. From the Home tab, select Scan Policy Editor. The Scan Policy Editor dialog is displayed with all existing Scan policies listed at the top.
  2. Select New. A New Scan Policy line is displayed at the bottom of the list.

  1. Double-click on New Scan Policy and enter a new Name.
  2. Select the next cell and enter a Description.
  3. Complete the remaining fields. (Each tab is explained in tables in Scan Policy Fields.)
  4. Select OK.

Sharing Scan Policies

This table lists and explains the four types of Scan Policy.

Policy Description
Default Unless you configure them as Shared, these can only be used by you.
Share These are policies that others can use.
Private There are policies that only you can use.
Mine These are the policies you created.

Note that the user who has the Account Administrator role can see the private policies of his team members.

By sharing your Scan Policy, other users can use and clone it, but they cannot modify it. Scan Policies you create are tagged as Mine and Private in the Type column.

Shared and Private Scan Policies in Invicti Enterprise

How to Share a Scan Policy

  1. Navigate to the New Scan Policy window.
  2. Enable the Is Shared field. A new section, Website Groups, is displayed.
  3. Select all the Website Groups the Scan Policy should be shared with. This means that anyone who has access to those groups can use your Scan Policy.

How to Clone a Scan Policy

Alternatively, select Clone to clone and edit an existing Scan Policy.

Update Scan Policy

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