Set Up HTTP Authentication

HTTP authentication is available for vulnerability scans using the VM application.

Create HTTP authentication records for scanning protected portions of web sites and devices like printers and routers that require HTTP protocol level authentication. (Note that this is not Form-based authentication.) By authenticating we can perform additional vulnerability tests that we couldn't do otherwise.

How do I get started?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Go to New > Applications > HTTP, and create an HTTP record.

Record settings

What login credentials are required?

Tell me about the Send authentication over SSL only option

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How does it work?

Where can I get details about HTTP authentication?

Why use host authentication