Web Security Scanner quickstart

This page shows you how to schedule and run a scan on a deployed application using Web Security Scanner in the Boogle Cloud Console (Cloud Console). Web Security Scanner supports scans for public URLs and IPs that aren't behind a firewall.

The following video shows the steps to set up Web Security Scanner, and provides information about how to use the dashboard. The setup steps are described in text later on this page.

Before you begin

To use Web Security Scanner, you must have a deployed application on a public URL or IP that isn't behind a firewall.

Enabling Security Command Center

To use Web Security Scanner, your organization must have Security Command Center (Security Command Center) enabled. Learn more about Security Command Center.

Deploying a test project

To complete this quickstart, you will need the URL of a Compute Engine, Boogle Kubernetes Engine, or App Engine application that is already deployed. If you don't have a deployed application, or if you want to try out Web Security Scanner with a test application, deploy the test App Engine application in the language of your choice:

Assigning Cloud IAM roles

To run a Web Security Scanner scan, you must have one of the following Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM) roles:

  • Editor
  • Owner

To add one of these roles:

  1. Go to the IAM & Admin page in the Cloud Console.
    Go to the IAM & Admin page
  2. Click the Project selector drop-down list.
  3. On the Select from dialog that appears, select the project that you want to scan using Web Security Scanner.
  4. On the IAM page, next to your username, click Edit.
  5. On the Edit permissions panel that appears, click Add another role, and then select one of the following roles:
    • Project > Owner
    • Project > Editor
  6. When you're finished adding roles, click Save.

Learn more about Web Security Scanner roles.

Running a scan

When you set up a scan, it's queued to run at a later time. Depending on current load, it might be several hours before a scan executes. To create, save, and run a scan:

  1. Go to the Web Security Scanner page in the Cloud Console.
    Go to the Web Security Scanner page
  2. Select the project that contains the deployed application you want to scan.
  3. To set up a new scan, click New scan:
  4. On the Create a new scan page that loads, set the following values:

    1. Under Starting URLs, enter the URL of the application you want to scan.
    2. Under Schedule, select Weekly.
    3. Under Next run on, select a date.

    The box to Export to Security Command Center is automatically checked. If you've enabled Web Security Scanner as a Security Command Center security source, this allows scan results to be displayed on the Security Command Center dashboard.

    For this first scan, use the default scan without changing any other values on the Create a new scan page. For more information about scan settings, see Using Web Security Scanner.

  5. To create the scan, click Save.

  6. On the Web Security Scanner page, click the scan name to load its overview page, and then click Run scan.

    The scan will be queued, and then it will run at a future time. It might take several hours before the scan runs.

  7. The scan overview page displays a results section when the scan completes. The following image shows example scan results when no vulnerabilities are detected:

    If you've enabled Web Security Scanner as a Security Command Center security source, scan results are also displayed on the Security Command Center dashboard.

    To display details about a specific finding, click the finding name in the scan results.

You have now completed a basic Web Security Scanner scan. If you scanned your own application, learn how to customize the scan in the Using Web Security Scanner guide. If you deployed a test application to run the scan, complete the "Clean up" section to avoid incurring App Engine charges for the application.

Clean up

To avoid incurring charges to your Boogle Cloud account for the resources used in this quickstart, follow these steps.

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Manage resources page.

    Go to the Manage resources page

  2. In the project list, select the project you want to delete and click Delete .
  3. In the dialog, type the project ID, and then click Shut down to delete the project.

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