Using the Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder in 3 Easy Steps (With Video)

Keeping your website secure just got easier with Acunetix 10. With so many new features and extra capabilities designed to prevent hackers, it can be difficult to know where to start with it. One of the newest features include the improved Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder. What makes this feature so useful is it can test password-protected areas of your website automatically. It really is simple to use too. All you have to do is launch a scan from the Scan Wizard and create a new Login Sequence from there. Here’s how it all works in three steps.

Start the Login Sequence Recorder

Now that you have the Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder going navigate to the login page on your website and log-in to the restricted area. You’ll probably notice all actions are being recorded at this point, but that’s okay – it’s exactly what you want. The scanner will replay any actions you take while it is recording, and once the login actions are complete click ‘Next’.

Define Restrictions

The Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder can pretty much do whatever it is you want it to do, through the recording of your actions. However, you’ll still want to restrict the scanner from performing specific actions you don’t want it to take. This includes things like clicking ‘Logout’, ‘Delete User, ‘Send Email’, and any other option that should not be interacted with during the scan. Once restrictions are set up, click ‘Next’.

Use the ‘Session Pattern’

The final step involves letting the scanner know when it is logged in and logged out. Typically, the Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder can automatically detect a valid Session Pattern using the requests from the login actions. When the scanner does not automatically detect a valid Session Pattern you must manually browse the restricted area until a pattern is detected. Once the scanner has automatically detected the Session Pattern or you’ve done it manually, click ‘Finish’ and save the Login Sequence File.