Dependency-Track logov4.7

Dependency-Track consumes and analyzes CycloneDX BOMs at high-velocity and is ideal for use in modern build pipelines. The generation of CycloneDX BOMs often occur during CI or when the final application assembly is being generated.

Visit the CycloneDX Tool Center for information on the available tools for generating CycloneDX BOMs from various build systems.

Dependency-Track continuously monitors components for known vulnerabilities. When components are added or updated in Dependency-Track, an analysis is performed against the component. This action occurs during ingestion of files as well as changes to the components via REST or from the user interface. All components in Dependency-Track, regardless of changes, are automatically analyzed on a daily basis.

The Dependency-Track Jenkins Plugin is the recommended method for publishing CycloneDX BOMs to Dependency-Track in a Jenkins environment.

For GitHub workflow environments the Dependency-Track GitHub Action is recommended.

For other environments, cURL (or similar) can be used.

CycloneDX #

To publish CycloneDX BOMs, use a valid API Key and project UUID. Finally, Base64 encode the BOM and insert the resulting text into the ‘bom’ field.

curl -X "PUT" "" \
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     -H 'X-API-Key: LPojpCDSsEd4V9Zi6qCWr4KsiF3Konze' \
     -d $'{
  "project": "f90934f5-cb88-47ce-81cb-db06fc67d4b4",
  "bom": "PD94bWwgdm..."

It’s also possible to publish BOMs via HTTP POST which does not require Base64 encoding the payload.

curl -X "POST" "" \
     -H 'Content-Type: multipart/form-data' \
     -H 'X-Api-Key: LPojpCDSsEd4V9Zi6qCWr4KsiF3Konze' \
     -F "project=f90934f5-cb88-47ce-81cb-db06fc67d4b4" \
     -F "bom=<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>..."

Large Payloads #

In cases where the scan or BOM being uploaded is large, using cURL’s capability of specifying a file containing a payload may be preferred.

curl -X "PUT" "" \
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     -H 'X-API-Key: LPojpCDSsEd4V9Zi6qCWr4KsiF3Konze' \
     -d @payload.json

Alternative parameters #

In lieu of specifying the UUID of an existing project, the project name and version can be specified as an alternative. If the project does not exist, it can optionally be automatically created using the autoCreate parameter.

curl -X "POST" "" \
     -H 'Content-Type: multipart/form-data' \
     -H "X-Api-Key: xxxxxxx" \
     -F "autoCreate=true" \
     -F "projectName=xxxx" \
     -F "projectVersion=xxxx" \
     -F "[email protected]/bom.xml"