Adding a new asset

When you set up your Detectify account for the first time, you are prompted to add a domain. You can add more assets, such as domains or IP addresses, at any point. Please note - we only scan servers that have http/https services running on them.

You can choose to either add an asset manually, or import it using AWS Route 53 or your Google Analytics account.



Add Asset Manually

Click the Add Manually button. You will be prompted with the following modal:



Input the domain name or IP address to the asset you want to add, and click "Add".


You will now be prompted to verify your asset ownership. This can be done by either uploading a .txt file to the specified catalogue, or by adding a DNS TXT record to your domain. You can read more about verification on this page.


Once you've verified the new asset, you will receive a confirmation message.



Your new asset will now appear in your Asset Catalogue. 


Import Assets from Google Analytics

To import an asset from Google Analytics, you need to have the asset connected to your Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager account, and the corresponding tracking code must be present on your asset's root page. Click on the Use Google Analytics button, and when prompted, sign in with your Google account.


You will be presented with a list of available assets based on what is connected to your Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager account. By selecting an asset, we will verify that the correct tracking code is present on the asset's root page, and show if the asset could be verified or not. Once you've selected the asset or assets that you want to add, click Done. 



Your new asset will now appear in your Asset Catalogue. 




If the asset you want to import with Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager does not appear in the list, it is likely because you are not using an appropriate combination of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, tracking codes, or user permissions.


For example, if your asset is added to your Google Tag Manager account and the asset is using a tracking code from Google Tag Manager, you will need to have the user permissions necessary to access the Google Tag Manager account in order to add the asset (i.e. only having access to Google Analytics will not suffice for verification).


Import Assets with AWS Route 53 

Provide the AWS API keys with access to Route 53 key into the Detectify tool.

More information on how to activate the Connector and create the key with some access restrictions is available here.

Detectify will now automatically update or add subdomains for monitoring onto your account for the domains you’ve already verified on the Detectify platform. 

You choose which subdomains you want to add as separate scan profiles and keep monitoring for subdomain takeovers.

Happy scanning!