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Unable to launch Burp Headless mode

Nihal | Last updated: Mar 04, 2023 07:31AM UTC

Hi There, I am trying to run burp headless mode to get the scan automation inside my CLI without opening Burp Application, but I am unable to run this with headless mode. Could you please help me with this and get this resolved. Getting below error while giving license key inside CLI after giving the command Command used : java -jar -Xmx4g "-Djava.awt.headless=true" "/path/to/burp.jar/" error : The supplied license key was not recognized. Please try re-entering your license key. Whereas this was the key used to activate my burp suite pro. Can you please help me setup burp automated scan using CLI.

Nihal | Last updated: Mar 04, 2023 07:36AM UTC

Tried all the blogs and nothing helped, --help is working fine and when I gave command without -Djava.awt.headless=true then burp software opens and asking for license key then I have entered the one which I used for activation but there also it is giving the same error message. Can someone help to get this resolved faster.

Nihal | Last updated: Mar 06, 2023 08:24AM UTC

In version 2022,I am not even asked for license key it just keeps on waiting without any response after giving the command java -jar -Xmx4g "-Djava.awt.headless=true" path/burp.jar No response for this. And also if given --help this gives and output

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Mar 06, 2023 08:31AM UTC

Hi Nihal, Are you able to provide us with some screenshots of the commands that you are entering and the output that you are seeing so that we can see this more clearly? Can you also confirm which versions of Burp you are attempting to run alongside which version of Java? If it is easier to provide this information via email then please feel free to send us an email at support@portswigger.net.

Nihal | Last updated: Mar 06, 2023 08:46AM UTC

Hi Ben, Sure, Will send you the detailed note via email please respond as quick as possible because I am struck. Need to provide the solution to the client

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Mar 06, 2023 11:31AM UTC

Thanks Nihal. We will respond to your email in due course.

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