Configuring URL Rewrite Rules

 Netsparker has three URL rewrite rules options that can be configured from the URL Rewrite node in the Start a New Scan dialog.

Screenshot 8  – URL Rewrite Options in Netsparker

Screenshot 8 – URL Rewrite Options in Netsparker

  • User Heuristic URL Rewrite Support: When this option is enabled Netsparker will automatically detect common URL rewrite patterns to avoid repeatedly scanning the same resource but will not scan any parameters in URLs.

  • Use Custom URL Rewrite Rules: If the target website uses URL Rewrite rules it is recommended to use this option to configure URL Rewrite rules. When you configure URL Rewrite rules the scan will attack the parameters according to the configured URL rewrite rules and the scan will be faster and the scanner’s coverage is increased. Therefore it is always recommended to configure URL Rewrite rules. Follow the guide How to Configure URL Rewrite Rules in Netsparker to configure URL rewrite rules and scan parameters in URLs.

  • No URL Rewrite: If there are no URL Rewrite rules enabled on the target website select this option.