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Inquiry about CLI Usage in Burp Suite Professional and Enterprise

Prasanth | Last updated: Aug 15, 2023 06:42AM UTC

Hello Burp Suite Community, I hope you're all doing well. I'm currently exploring the capabilities of Burp Suite for security testing and I'm interested in utilizing the command-line interface (CLI) feature for some of our testing processes. I would like to know if the CLI functionality is available in both the Burp Suite Professional and Enterprise editions, or if it's exclusive to the Enterprise edition. Additionally, I'm curious about the features and benefits of using the CLI, as well as any limitations or prerequisites. If anyone has experience using the CLI in either the Professional or Enterprise editions, I would greatly appreciate any insights you can share. Are there specific use cases where the CLI proves particularly useful? Are there any resources or documentation that I can refer to for learning more about the CLI? Your input would be valuable in helping us make an informed decision about which edition of Burp Suite to go with for our security testing needs. Thank you all in advance for your time and assistance. Looking forward to hearing from the community! Best regards.

Thomas, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 15, 2023 12:20PM UTC

Burp Suite Professional has limited functionality as to what can be done in the CLI. It is really meant to be used through the GUI. Here is a list of commands that can be run through the CLI for Professional: https://portswigger.net/burp/documentation/desktop/troubleshooting/launch-from-command-line Burp Suite Enterprise can be installed and managed to an extent using the CLI. But the usability of Burp Suite is designed around the GUI or API interactions. To interact with Enterprise outside of the GUI, we recommend using GraphQL. I have linked the documentation and Schema for this below. https://portswigger.net/burp/documentation/enterprise/api-documentation/graphql-api/graphql https://portswigger.net/burp/extensibility/enterprise/graphql-api/index.html

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