Why Do you Need to Configure a Scan Scope?

There are cases where you need to limit the scope of the scan. For example if you want to scan a web application that uses data from external sources, you can configure the scanner to follow and scan the external sources or not.

Note: By default Netsparker scanners will not follow and scan data from external sources.

Another typical scenario is when you want to scan a web application which is installed in a subfolder, or just a section of a web application. For example if the web application you want to scan is installed at http://www.example.com/app1 and you do not want the scanner to scan anything else from the http://www.example.com domain, you can configure the Scan Scope to restrict the scan to that subfolder.

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