Configuring your web server

  • Last updated: May 17, 2022

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In the upper-right corner of the screen, select the settings icon and go to Network to open the network settings. If this is the first time you logged in as an administrator, you need to set the web server URL.

From this page, you can make changes to the following settings. Note that if you make changes to some of these settings, you will need to wait for the web server to restart, change the URL in the browser, and log in again.

Web server URL and port number

This is the URL through which users will access the web server and log in to Burp Suite Enterprise Edition. This URL is also used to generate links in emails sent from the server, such as password reset emails.

The first time you log in as an administrator, you should change this to http://your-web-server-IP:8080 or the fully qualified domain name of the machine on which you installed the web server. The port number is the one that you specified during the installation process (default: 8080). For standard deployments, you can change these settings later if necessary. However, you cannot change web server ports on a Kubernetes deployment, as your external port should be configured as part of your ingress solution setup.

By default, the web server uses unencrypted HTTP for communication. If you plan to enable TLS, you need to change the web server URL so that it uses HTTPS.

Enabling TLS

If you want to enable TLS, select the Use TLS switch. You will then be asked to upload a PKCS#12 certificate. This must have the .p12 file extension; certificates in .psx format are not supported . You also need to provide the password for the certificate file.


If you have extra infrastructure in front of the Enterprise server, such as a load balancer, additional configuration may be required.

If you enable TLS after already setting the web server URL, note that you need to also change the web server URL to use HTTPS. That is, you need to update the URL to https://your-web-server-IP:8080.

Configuring an HTTP proxy server

The Enterprise server needs to access portswigger.net on port 443 activate your license and perform automatic software updates. For the best experience, we recommend allowing this access throughout your ongoing usage of the software, not only during initial installation. If your organization does not allow you to connect to the public internet directly, you can configure a network proxy that the Enterprise server can use to reach external domains, such as portswigger.net.

  1. Enter the host name and port number for your proxy server, such as example.com:1234.
  2. If your proxy server requires a log in, enter a valid username and password that the Enterprise server can use to connect to the proxy.
  3. If you also want to use the proxy server for connecting to an SMTP server, activate this option as well. However, note that this option is only available if you use an unauthenticated proxy. For more information, see the documentation on how to configure a connection to your SMTP server.