Support » Plugin: Acunetix WP Security » Scanner: wp-config.php "Not Found"

  • Resolved ajmaxwell


    I just updated to WordPress 3.6.1 and WP Security 4.0.1 and have noticed that the scanner (WP Security > Scanner) cannot find my wp-config.php file. I see it in the root directory of the WordPress install (, and checked permissions (Owner: FTP User, Group: www-data, Permissions: 644); but WP Security Scanner still cannot find it.

    Am I missing something? It should find it but apparently it cannot. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?


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  • Plugin Author Acunetix


    Hello, ajmaxwell

    Thank you for showing interest in our plugin

    To solve this issue, please open the plugin’s wss-settings.php file in a text editor, locate:
    $_wsdpluginWpConfigPath =''; on line 49 and change it to:
    $_wsdpluginWpConfigPath = $_wsdplugin_base_path.'wp-config.php';


    Im having an issue where it says I dont have sufficient permissions to access this page (using the admin login) when I try let the plugin rename the WordPress database table prefixes (The default WordPress database prefix (wp_) is used)


    Plugin Author Acunetix


    Hello, brettyarr

    thank you for your feedback.

    Please let us know the following:
    – are you running the plugin in a MultiSite installation?
    – do you have access to the error log file?
    – does the db user have ALTER rights?

    Looking forward to hearing from you


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