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How to set up Target Basic Authentication
How to set up Target Basic Authentication

Setting up the scanner to successfully log into targets protected by Basic Auth

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Written by Martim Valente
Updated over a week ago

Basic authentication is a simple authentication scheme built into the HTTP protocol, prompting a form like the one in the image below. This authentication process differs from your application’s own authentication system (or any other form-based authentication).

Basic Auth Prompt

To set up basic authentication for a target, you’ll need to:

Step 1: Go to the basic authentication section

Go to the section to configure the basic authentication:

  1. Go to your target settings and select the AUTHENTICATION tab.

  2. Scroll down to the BASIC AUTH section at the bottom.

Step 2: Configure the basic authentication

In the BASIC AUTH section, configure the basic authentication as follows:

  1. Enable basic authentication by ticking on My target requires Basic Access Authentication.

    Enabling Basic Auth Probely

  2. Fill in the form with the credentials and click on SAVE.

    Setting Up basic auth credentials

After that, your credentials will be saved, and Probely can successfully access and scan your application!

You can enable or disable basic authentication by clicking on the ENABLE / DISABLE button.

Enabling/Disabling Basic Auth Probely

Read the following articles to learn more about other authentication schemes for your targets:

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