About Dynamic Analysis Single Sign-On Authentication Recommendations

Dynamic Analysis

Publication
Dynamic Analysis
Edition date
2022-11-29
Last publication
2022-11-29T16:31:45.191867

Veracode Dynamic Analysis supports single sign-on (SSO) systems using HTTP basic access authentication and HTML forms-based authentication.

Dynamic Analysis can support any SSO system, such as SAML and OAuth, that uses a browser-viewable, forms-based, or HTTP basic login method.

Single Sign-On Using HTTP Basic Access Login

Dynamic Analysis supports HTTP basic access authentication if Veracode can load the authentication URI without additional navigation, such as a popup window in a browser tab.

Veracode recommends these modifications to your default configurations:

  • Ensure that your target URL uses the URL for the SSO server, for example, sso.authserver.com, instead of the domain of the target application, for example, domain.com. This setting requests Veracode to test sso.authserver.com for any application layer software vulnerabilities.
  • Enter credentials in the Dynamic Analysis Basic Authentication tab.
  • Provide a crawl script that loads the domain of the target application, for example, domain.com.
  • Add the domain of the target application as an allowed host.

Single Sign-On Using Forms-Based Login

SSO systems generally prompt users using an HTML forms-based method, which is suitable for login scripting. Typically, the SSO system resides on a different domain than the target web application. For example, the SSO system resides on sso.company.com, and the target web application resides on domain.com.

Veracode recommends these modifications to your default configurations:

  • Use the domain of the target application as the target URL, for example, domain.com.
  • Add the SSO domain, for example, sso.company.com, under Allowed Hosts only if you also plan to include that domain in the scope for auditing.
  • Configure a login script to direct Veracode Dynamic Analysis from the target URL to the input login credentials on the SSO domain.
  • Add valid credentials.
  • Add a verification URL and verification text. Veracode recommends using the HTML text found on the verification URL as the verification text.
  • If using Single-Page App (SPA) mode, configure a logout script that instructs Veracode Dynamic Analysis to log out of the customer web application.

Note: Veracode does not recommend including any third-party authentication websites, such as Facebook Connect, Yahoo! ID, Twitter, and LinkedIn, in your Allowed Hosts.