Including or Excluding Links from a Scan

 In Netsparker, it is possible to include or exclude links from a scan from the Scope node as seen in the screenshot below.

Screenshot 6  – Include or Exclude Links from a Scan

Screenshot 6 – Include or Exclude Links from a Scan

 When you select the Exclude option Netsparker will not crawl and scan any URLs which include any of the specified patterns in the URL. When you select the Include option Netsparker will only crawl and scan the URLs which include the specified patterns in the URL.

Netsparker will only match the specified patterns in the URL and not in a link’s name, title or text. Therefore, if for example the logout page’s name is sessionend.php add the sessionend text to the list for it to be excluded.