Configuring Dynamic Analysis URL Settings
In the Veracode Platform, you can configure Dynamic Analysis scan settings for each web application or API specification.
On the Edit Configuration page, provide detailed information about the URL scan.
Enter a starting URL for your scan, including any custom ports. Select the checkbox if you want to include both the
https:// address in the scan.
The scan starts at this webpage and then searches the entire website. Choose a URL that enables the scan to crawl all the pages on the site and adheres to these rules:
- You must precede URLs with
- You must end directory names with a slash (/)
- Acceptable formats are full hostname, such as
http://www.example.com, or hostname and directory, such as
- Do not use wildcards in the target URL
- You are not allowed to use wildcards in the Allowlist and Exclude URLs fields to include or exclude multiple pages or portions of a site all at one time
- You can specify a page as a target URL, for example,
Select the dropdown menu to choose how to restrict the scan of the directories at the URL:
- Directory and Subdirectories: allow the scan to crawl within the specified directory and any subdirectories, but not to crawl up from the starting point.
- Directory Only: allow the scan to stay within the specified directory and not crawl up or down from it.
- No Restrictions: allow the scan to crawl up and down from the specified directory.
If the URL requires authentication, select Required and a login method.
Number of Concurrent Browsers
In the Browsers field, enter the maximum number of browsers that can run Dynamic Analysis scan processes at the same time. The scan processes include crawling and auditing the URLs for your web applications. The value range is
12 and the default is
Reducing the number of concurrent browsers can significantly increase the time for scans to complete.
Select a threshold to control which web pages the analysis ignores based on the similarity of the content on each page. Ignoring similar pages excludes them from the analysis results. The scanner compares each web page with the other pages it previously scanned to identify pages with similar content. It uses the selected threshold to determine which similar pages to ignore during the analysis.
For example, if the web application contains several similar pages, and you select Most Strict, the analysis is more likely to include these pages. If you select Least Strict, the analysis is more likely to ignore these similar pages and exclude them from the results. Depending on the number of pages and their size, an analysis with a more strict threshold might take longer to complete.
URL-Specific Blocklist and Allowlist
Exclude URLs that you do not want the Dynamic Analysis to scan. You can also change the scope of the blocklist by excluding the HTTP or HTTPS versions.
By default, the Dynamic Analysis scan engine scans all subdirectories under the top-level domain. Because Veracode does not automatically scan the subdomains, you can include them in the scope of the scan by specifying them in the Allowlist tab. You can also change the scope of the URL scan by excluding the HTTP or HTTPS versions.
To ensure a comprehensive scan, you can upload a crawl script as an HTML file or SIDE (JSON format) file (<5 MB) containing a single script or test suite.
If the URL is behind a firewall, select a reachable gateway and endpoint for the URL.
Enter customized details of your browser to ensure the scan crawls for known vulnerabilities for that specific browser and returns information specific to the respective environment.
If you do not want Veracode to perform a DNS lookup to obtain the IP address for the target host of your scan or if your target host does not have a DNS entry, you can enter one or more custom host-to-IP resolutions. Wildcards, slashes, or filepaths are not permitted. Private or internal IP addresses are only allowed if you have selected a gateway and endpoint in the Internal Scanning section.