Acunetix Jenkins Plugin provides DevOps with on the spot identification of web vulnerabilities

Continuous Integration is a software development practice which involves the frequent merging, or integration of work from different developers on a team. Not only does CI help eliminate tedious and error-prone work, but it also reduces the chance of bugs – including web vulnerabilities. With the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin, Acunetix can be embedded into the CI process of web applications. DevOps can now ensure the quick remediation and continuous monitoring of vulnerabilities during the SDLC.

The Acunetix plugin for Jenkins the popular open source Continuous Integration (CI) and automation platform, allows development and operations teams to identify and track web application vulnerabilities early on in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and crucially, before they make it into production. The Acunetix Jenkins Plugin integrates seamlessly with the Jenkins’ build process, triggering automated Acunetix scans as part of the web application’s build process inside of the Jenkins CI platform. It can be configured to fail the build and optionally abort the scan, as soon as a specific threat-level is reached. All scan data is stored in Acunetix for further analysis and vulnerability management. Reports are automatically generated, and while these reports will remain in Acunetix, a download link will be provided inside the job console output for convenience.

Jenkins Plugin

The Acunetix Jenkins Plugin enables you to:

  • Trigger Acunetix scans from within Jenkins upon each build.
  • Trigger Acunetix scans with built-in or custom Scan Types to only scan for specific vulnerabilities.
  • Configure Jenkins to fail a build (and optionally abort the scan) as soon as a specific threat-level (high, medium or low severity) is reached.
  • Automatically generate reports with download link inside the Jenkins job console output.

How to obtain the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin

The Acunetix Jenkins Plugin is available to all Acunetix Enterprise customers. The Acunetix plugin can be downloaded from the Jenkins plugins repository. Read how to install the plugin from here: Configuring Acunetix Jenkins Plugin.

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Tamara Naudi Marketing Manager

Tamara started off her career with Acunetix in 2005. Since then she has witnessed the company grow into a leader in the web security sphere.

  • When is a bamboo plugin going to be available? Is there a cli that can be used to ‘roll your own’

    • Hi Kelly, thanks for your comment, I’ve added submitted a Feature Request with to our Product Team. If you want to ‘roll your own’, Acunetix has a very comprehensive REST API that you can leverage. I suggest you get in touch with for more info.

  • Now this plugin is not generating the report inside Jenkins job workspace. Why this change? And, more important: will there an update of the plugin about it?

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