IBM App Scan - Activate Scenario

Suggested Reading: What is a Scenario?

IBM App Scan is a commercial tool and therefore a valid license is necessary to activate its Scenario.

This article assumes that you are using your own private instance of IBM App Scan, installed on a Windows environment, which is the most common configuration.

Activate AppScan Scenario

  1. Login to the web UI and then go to znADM > Scenarios .
  2. Locate the AppScan Scenario tile.
  3. Click on the +Add Scenario button to the bottom right of the tile.
  4. Select Scenario Configuration “default-base-scan”

Items in bold are required.

  • Name (see our Scenario Name Recommendations)
  • Enter ASE URL as “” or similar. Omit the trailing “/”.
  • Enter the ASE Port number.
  • Enter the Checkmarx ASE Username . This should be in form like username\domain , where the “domain” is the Windows domain that the username is a member of. For example “Joe\Users”.
  • Enter the ASE Password .


  • Scenario will become available as a drop down when creating a Policy
  • Scenario Tile will change from “inactive” to “active”