Set Up Bot Actions

Meet Bot Actions — the new feature in Pro and Pro+ plans that will allow users to scan behind:

  • logins,
  • passwords,
  • cookie banners,
  • age restriction modals, and more.

Bot Actions allow you to set up a sequence to tell our bot how to properly access and set up a page for discovery or scanning.

This article will cover:


Scan behind a password

For password protected sites.

RAMP Page Discovery Settings. Scan behind a password template option.
  • Select a website from your website’s list in RAMP.
  • Navigate to RAMP Settings > Page Discovery.
  • If your site requires HTTP authentication, enter the credentials first. If not, select the password template.
  • Enter your site’s password in the modal and click save.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to the suggested sequence and click save.

Scan behind a login

For sites that require a username and password.

RAMP Page Discovery Settings. Scan behind a login template option.
  • Select a website from your website’s list in RAMP.
  • Navigate to RAMP Settings > Page Discovery.
  • If your site requires HTTP authentication, enter the credentials first. If not, select the login template.
  • Enter your site’s username and password in the modal and click save.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to the suggested sequence and click save.

Custom configuration

For sites with advanced configurations.

RAMP Page Discovery Settings. Custom configuration template option.
  • Select a website from your website’s list in RAMP.
  • Navigate to RAMP Settings > Page Discovery.
  • If your site requires HTTP authentication, enter the credentials first. If not, select the custom option to open the sequence builder.
  • Use the Add buttons to add the steps our bot should perform to access your site. You can choose between “check condition” or “perform action.” See below for an example.

Custom sequence example

For example, if your website has a modal that requires the user to confirm their age to unlock access, your sequence could look like the following.

  1. Start – Navigate to page URL.
  2. Check Condition – If an element matching selector “age-popup exists,
    • Perform ActionClick the element with selector “confirm-yes,”
  3. End – Finish sequence.
The Bot Actions Sequence Builder with a custom configuration.

Viewing the sequence in action

Your Bot Action history can be found alongside any page scan result. Please note, these will only appear if Bot Actions is set up.

Latest Scan

  • Pages tab > Select a page > Click “View Bot Actions.”
The top of a page's details view with its most recent scan results at the top.

Past Scans

  • Pages tab > Select a page > Scroll to “Accessibility History” > Click on a scan result and expand its Bot Actions
A page's past scan results with an expanded bot actions view.