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Verifying Website Ownership in Invicti Enterprise

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

When you add a new website to Invicti Enterprise, you need to verify its ownership.

This verification is critical because you must not scan a website without proper authorization from the owner. 

  • Scanning a website without this authorization is against the law. 
  • Invicti is not responsible for such actions and cannot be held responsible for potential damage to the target website.

To verify your ownership, you can use one of a number of verification methods listed:

  • HTML File Upload Verification
  • Meta Tag Verification
  • TXT Record in DNS Verification
  • Email Verification (simplest method)

If you have a large number of websites or you are unable to use any of the verification methods listed, contact us on support@netsparker.com so that we can whitelist your account.

You need to have access to the website for this verification method.

For further information, see Adding a Website in Invicti Enterprise and Importing Websites in Invicti Enterprise.

How to Verify Ownership of a Website by HTML File Upload

  1. From the main menu, click Websites, then Websites.
  2. Next to the relevant website, click Edit. The Edit Website window is displayed.
  3. Click Verify. The Verify Ownership window is displayed.
  4. By default, the File Upload method is displayed.

  1. Click Download your verification file. The Save dialog is displayed. Select a Save location, then upload it to the root folder of your website.
  2. Click Verify that is correctly set up to see if the file has been uploaded correctly.
  3. Click Verify.
  4. The URL field in the Edit Website window displays a green Verified button, and you are authorized to scan that website.

How to Verify Ownership of a Website by Meta Tag

  1. From the main menu, click Websites, then Websites.
  2. Next to the relevant website, click Edit. The Edit Website window is displayed.
  3. Click Verify. The Verify Ownership window is displayed.
  4. Select the Alternate Methods tab.
  5. Choose HTML tag.
  6. Copy the meta tag text from the field and paste it into the <head> tags in the website's home page.

  1. Click Verify.
  2. The URL field in the Edit Website window displays a green Verified button, meaning you are now authorized to scan that website.

How to Verify Ownership of a Website by TXT Record in DNS

  1. From the main menu, click Websites, then Websites.
  2. Next to the relevant website, click Edit. The Edit Website window is displayed.
  3. Click Verify. The Verify Ownership window is displayed.
  4. Click Alternate Methods.
  5. Choose DNS record.

  1. To use this DNS verification method you need to be able to add a new record to the domain's DNS zone. Add a new TXT record in your domain's zone. The Domain Name and Record (value) for the new TXT DNS record are specified in the verification step.
  2. Click Verify.
  3. The URL field in the Edit Website window displays a green Verified button, and you are authorized to scan that website.

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