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Introduction

The Monsido scan is a powerful tool that scans all pages of a website. With Scan documents selected, Monsido also scans documents on the website. The document scan identifies all of the same types of issues as a domain scan.


Turn on Document Scanning

  1. From the Monsido Domain Overview (globe icon), click Settings (gear icon) at the top of the page. The Admin Settings page opens.

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

    Image that shows the location of the Settings button, on the top menu bar.

  2. On the same row as the domain to scan, click Action.

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

  3. In the drop-down list, select Edit Domain.

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

  4. The Edit Domain page opens.

    Image showing the Edit Domain Features section.

  5. In the Features section:

    Image showing the Features section in the Edit Domain pane.

    • Toggle Scan documents to ON.

    • Save the changes.

Documents are included in the next scan.

Note: Documents that are generated with .aspx are treated in the same way. Keep in mind that PDF documents are scanned with our external service.

For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

Scan PDF Files for Accessibility Issues.


Scan Protected Documents and Pages

This section gives instructions on how to configure password-protected documents for the Monsido scan.

Note: This may require the help of an advanced website administrator with HTML knowledge.


Prerequisites

  • The Monsido contract covers document scans.

  • The information in the documents is not confidential.

  • Set up the website scan with the option to scan documents toggled ON. See Configure Domain Scans for instructions on how to set up the standard scan options.

Monsido can be configured to scan content that requires authentication in two ways:

  1. Whitelist the IP address:

    1. Make a note of the IP address that the Monsido crawler uses to scan the site.

      • IP Addresses used by Monsido:

        • United States & Canada

          35.226.117.128

        • UK & Europe

          130.211.65.55

        • Australia & New Zealand

          35.189.0.46

    2. Ask the IT/website responsible team to whitelist the applicable IP address.

  2. Allow requests from the IP address (from step 1) to automatically authenticate, or ensure that requests do not require a Monsido login.

    1. Add the domain to the account.

      For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

      Configure Domains.

    2. Test to make sure that all of the pages in the password-protected area are located.


Instructions:

This option sets up user credentials for Monsido so that the app can access and scan protected pages.

  1. From the Monsido Domain Overview (globe icon), click Settings (gear icon) at the top of the page. The Admin Settings page opens.

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

    Image that shows the location of the Settings button, on the top menu bar.

  2. On the same row as the domain to scan, click Action.

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

  3. In the drop-down list, select Edit Domain.

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

  4. The Edit Domain page opens.

    Image showing the Edit Domain Features section.

  5. Scroll to the Login Type section.

    Image showing the Login Type section.

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

    Image showing the Form option in the Login Type selection drop-down.

    The Form fields section expands.

    Image of 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.

      • 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 which appears when the user successfully logs in.

  8. Click Save. The Edit Domain pane closes.

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


Additional information

For more information, see the User Guide chapters:

Configure Domain Scans

Scan with Source Code Exclude

Scan Single Pages

Scan PDF Files for Accessibility Issues.

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

Image of the location of the Help menu items on the Monsido toolbar.

Contact us

Monsido, an Optimere brand:

San Diego, CA, USA

5880 Oberlin Dr,
San Diego, CA 92121, USA

Monsido US Support:+1 858-281-2185

Australia & New Zealand

Suite 2.04
80 Cooper St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Monsido APAC Support:+61 2 9051 0590

Copenhagen, Denmark

Borupvang 3
2750 Ballerup, Denmark

Monsido Europe Support:+45 89 88 85 05

London, UK

14 New Street
London, EC2M 4HE

Monsido UK Support:+44 20 8138 8450

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