Verification with txt file

Our most popular verification method allows you to verify ownership of your domain without having to make any changes to your website. Just add a file to the root of your server and you’re good to go!

1. Download the txt file

After entering the name of your domain, you will see a dialogue box with a verification file. Click on the file icon to download it.

2. Upload the file to the root of your website

Place the downloaded file in your website’s root directory and click “Let's see if it works!” Once your domain has been verified, you can remove the file from your website.

3. Start your first scan

You’re now all set and ready to run your first Detectify scan. Happy scanning!

Common issues when verifying with a txt file

Wrong file location or access rights

We might be unable to access your verification file due to it being in the wrong location or protected with specific access rights. Try manually verifying that you are able to access the file.

Hidden characters

There might be characters other than Detectify in the file. Make sure the file contains no additional hidden characters.

Need help?

If you’re still having problems with verification, send an email with your details and a description of the issue to and we will do our best to help.