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Allow and disallow paths

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017 01:11PM CEST

If you would like Detectify to avoid specific paths, you can control the coverage of the scanner by whitelisting or blacklisting them in Scan settings.

1. Click on your scan profile, then select Scan settings.
Scan settings

2. Use allow to help us find hidden areas that have no links pointing to them and use disallow for paths you don't want us to touch.

Whitelist pathBlacklist path

Example of allow (whitelist)

Use allow if you would like to test a hidden admin panel that is not linked.

Allow: /secret-admin-panel

Example of disallow (blacklist)

Use disallow if you have a large forum you don't want us to test.

Disallow: /forum

Example of a combination of allow and disallow

This can be used if you only want to test a specific part of the site that you have recently changed. In this case, you can use disallow on the full site and then allow the changed areas.

Disallow: /
Allow: /part-that-is-changed

Using wildcards

If you wish to disallow every path that starts with, for example /product (like /product_123, /product_1245 etc.), you can simply disallow /product_ 

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