Could you please confirm whether Qualys WAS support Selenium IDE or Selenium Web Driver or both for creating complex authentication and automated scripts?
There are quite a few modules in the Selenium family. Qualys WAS only supports scripts generated by Selenium IDE. It is a Firefox extension and can be installed from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/selenium-ide/
Qualys does not have an IDE but does support the Selenium Scripts generated for Complex Actions such as authentication and other form/navigation.
Not sure about the Web Driver as I have never used it.
There are two type of selenium:
1-Selenium IDE Plugin for Firefox
2-Selenium Web Driver
My question is which one qualys supports?
What about the applications which are not supported by Firefox and would require scripting using Selenium IDE?
The selenium script itself is independent of Firefox. The IDE in firefox is to help write the script but it is not needed to run. If the application is not allowing the firefox browser perhaps you could change the user agent string if that is what the application is look at to determine the browser and if it would run in it. Once you write the script you should be able to load that into Qualys and do the scan.
Let me know if you need some samples but the script is basically some HTML code.
Well yes and no.
The basic structure can be HTML (doesn't have to in general), but when it comes to more complex authentication this container may not be the best option. That's really for the Selenium side of the answer and not the integration per se in Qualys.
As for the Qualys side of the answer, I've used the Selenium IDE, but the IDE and basic Selenium commands is sometimes not enough to support more advanced situations, such as key timeout periods, authentication flows and variable domains, visible and invisible authentication forms and so on.
So simply indicating that a basic HTML file will do the job, maybe, but I think the main discussion here should really be about the more advance selenium functions so you can successfully authenticate using qualys.
Also, one last comment. Qualys should really dedicate a better portion for the support of selenium scripts. What is currently available on the site is insufficient. Videos and so on are way to simple/old and as such not reflective of potential challenges for more complex integration and creation.
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