What does the different settings for crawl scope mean?

This article describes the settings under Application details for web applications.

Limit to URL hostname

Examples:

  • Target set to:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/
  • Scans:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder1/
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder1/subfolder2
  • Doesn’t scan:
    • http://admin.yourbusiness.com/

Limit to content located at or below URL subdirectory

Examples:

  • Target set to:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder/
  • Scans:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder1/
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder1/subfolder2
  • Doesn’t scan:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/subfolder3

Limit to URL hostname and specified sub domain

Examples:

  • Target set to:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/
  • Specified sub domain under Sub domain:
    • .yourbusiness.com
  • Scans:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/
    • http://www2.yourbusiness.com/
    • http://www3.yourbusiness.com/subfolder/
  • Doesn’t scan:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.org/

Limit to URL hostname and specified domains

Examples:

  • Target set to:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/
  • Specified domains under Domains:
    • yourbusiness.org
    • yourbusiness.net
  • Scans:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.com/
    • http://www. yourbusiness.org/
    • http://www. yourbusiness.net/
  • Doesn’t scan:
    • http://www.yourbusiness.info/

Explicit URLs to crawl

Add explicit URLs to crawl outside your selected crawl scope. This means that these URLs will be crawled even though they are not linked from a page within your crawl scope.

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