Session Properties dialog

This allows you to set the session properties and is made up of the following screens:

General

This allows you to set the session name and description.

Exclude from Proxy

This allows you to manage the URLs which will be ignored by the local proxies.

Exclude from Scanner

This allows you to manage the URLs which will be ignored by the scanner.

Exclude from Spider

This allows you to manage the URLs which will be ignored by the spiders (standard and AJAX).

Contexts

A set of screens for managing contexts

URL regexs

In the Exclude from * dialogs, you can enter regular expressions to define excluded URLs. While you can escape a single meta-character with a backslash, you can also use the \Q…\E escape sequence. All the characters between the \Q and the \E are interpreted as literal characters. E.g. \Q*\d+*\E matches the literal text *\d+*. This escape sequence is used in ZAP when you exclude URLs via some context menus.
Note: If your URL contains a “\E”, then you have to do the following steps when using the \Q…\E escape sequence:

  • Open the escape sequence
  • Close the escape sequence before the “character” \E
  • Escape the backslash
  • Open after the “\E” another escape sequence;
  • Close the escape sequence as normally would.

Example: subdomain.example.com/path?a=**\E** &moredata=2 should appear as *\Qsubdomain.example.com/path?a=\E* **\\E** *\Q&moredata=2\E*

Accessed via

Top level File menu ‘Properties…’ menu item

See also

UI Overview for an overview of the user interface
Dialogs for details of the dialogs or popups