Guided Scanning

Guided scanning is a mechanism employed by all scanning tool to get deeper coverage of the targeted application and discover features otherwise impossible to get via spidering. Guided scanning works by learning from the browsing behavior of the user before and during the scan.

Here is a simple guide how to utilize this feature.

Step 1

Open a scanning tool such as the Scanner. Set the target application URL but do not proceed.

Scanner

Step 2

In a separate tab, open the target application. You can use the "Login First" button as a shortcut.

Step 3

All you have to do is to start using the target application as you usually do. The scanner will be listening in the background and observing your behavior. This information will be used during the scanning process to produce better test results.

Step 4

As soon as you are ready, switch back to the scanner tab and click on the "Proceed" button. You can also use guided scanning while the scan is in progress.