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Configure Scans for Password Protected and Internal Only Pages

How to scan password-protected and internal-only pages with Monsido.

Updated over a week ago

This article gives instructions on how to configure password-protected pages for the Monsido scan.

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Introduction

The Monsido scan is a powerful tool that scans all pages of a website. The configurations that are explained in this document may require the help of an advanced website administrator with HTML knowledge.


Set up User Credentials

This section gives instructions on how to set up user credentials so that Monsido can access and scan protected pages on your website.

  1. Click Settings (gear icon) at the top of the Domain Overview page. The Admin Settings page opens.

    Note: The Settings button is only available to site admins.

    The location of the Settings button, on the top menu bar.

  2. Click Action on the same row as the domain to scan.

    The location of the Actions button for a domain, on the right-hand side of the page.

  3. Select Edit Domain in the drop-down list.

    Image of the location of the Edit Domain option in the Actions menu.

  4. The Edit Domain page opens.

    The location of the Edit Domain option in the Actions menu.

  5. Scroll to the Login Type section.

    The Login Type section in the Edit Domain page.

  6. Select Login Type: Click the drop-down arrow and select Form.

    The Form option in the Login Type selection drop-down list.

    The Form fields section expands.

    The Login Type pane, showing the Form Fields section.

  7. The Forms feature lets users enter the login credentials for Monsido so that the app can access and scan protected pages.

    • Form Fields:

      • Input Selector: Enter the CSS selector that identifies the input selector of the form field/button, for example, #username or #password.

        Note: "Name" can only be used if the name is unique.

        "ID" is usually unique and the preferred choice.

      • Default Value: Enter the CSS selector to identify the default value for the form field/button.

      • Click + to add a new input selector row.

      • To delete a row, click the trashcan icon.

    • Submit selector: Enter the field indicator (name or ID value) for the submit button.

    • Verify URL: Enter the URL that appears when the user successfully logs in.

  8. Click Save. The Edit Domain page closes.

The pages are now set up and are included in the next on-demand or scheduled scan.


Log in with Office 365 or Basic Auth

Office 365 and Basic Auth require the registered email or username and password.
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Custom logins may require a developer or web team member for the initial setup.

For more information, see the FAQ:

For further assistance or more advanced login setup help, contact the Monsido support team or use the Monsido chat and help features inside the application.

The location of the Help menu items on the Monsido toolbar at the top of the page.


Log in with Custom Multistep

This option is rarely used, but if needed, Monsido supports it. If you need to set up this type of login, contact the Monsido support team or use the Monsido help features inside the application.


PDF Scans

For more information, see the User Guide articles:


Document Scans

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Single Page Scans

For more information, see the User Guide article:


Additional Resources

For more information, see the User Guide chapters:

For definitions and explanations of acronyms and abbreviations used in the Monsido User Guide, see:

For further assistance, contact the Monsido support team at support@monsido.com or use the Monsido chat and help features inside the application.

Image of the toolbar with the Help Center buttons highlighted.

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