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How do I configure BURP to ignore method OPTIONS on scope?

Cristiano Galdino Mar 16, 2018 03:01PM UTC

Hello there,

How do I configure BURP to ignore method OPTIONS on scope?
This is very annoying.


Paul Johnston Mar 16, 2018 03:27PM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Cristiano,

The scope doesn’t let you filter by HTTP method, but there is an extension which helps unclutter your proxy history here:


Cristiano Galdino Apr 18, 2018 03:08PM UTC
Okay, but this does not help me.

My real problem is the Active Scanner is looking at the OPTIONS and not the POST/GET/PUT...


Paul Johnston Apr 19, 2018 10:10AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Cristiano,

If you use the extension I linked, setup your scope, then select everything in Proxy History, right-click and choose “Actively scan selected items” – you should be able to start a scan that includes POST/GET/PUT and does not include OPTIONS.

I agree this is an area where the UI could be improved. Let me know how you get on.

Cristiano Galdino Jul 03, 2018 10:52PM UTC
Hello, sorry for the delay.

I activated the extension but I do not see the option.

Did I do something wrong?

Extension loaded:

Filter proxy:

Best regards,

Paul Johnston Jul 04, 2018 08:53AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Christiano,

The settings you’ve shown should work. The Filter OPTIONS extension rewrites the response to have mime-type application/octet-stream. So because you have “Other binary” not ticket in the filter, the OPTIONS requests should not appear in your history.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

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