Integrating Acunetix with Azure DevOps Server (TFS)
Integrating Acunetix with Azure DevOps Services (TFS) is a 4-step process:
- Prepare a Personal Access Token in Azure DevOps Server for communication with Acunetix
- Configuring Acunetix for Integration
- Configuring a Target to Report Issues to your Issue Tracker
- Submitting Vulnerabilities to Azure DevOps Server
🔍 Integrating Acunetix with Azure DevOps Server - Prerequisites
Before you can successfully integrate Acunetix with Azure DevOps Server, you will need to have completed some preparation beforehand:
Configuring Acunetix for Integration
- In the Acunetix UI, click on Issue Trackers in the sidebar
- Click on the Add Issue Tracker button (or the Configure New Issue Tracker link)
- Set the "Name" field to describe the integration – for this example, we have used "Azure DevOps Server Issues"
- In the "Target Groups Access" panel, select which Target Groups will be assigned to the Issue Tracker; only Targets inside an assigned Target Group can be integrated into this Issue Tracker
- In the "Proxy Settings" panel, choose which HTTP proxy settings will be used to communicate with this Issue Tracker
- Select "Azure DevOps (TFS)" from the dropdown labelled "Platform"
- Set the URL to the format https://<AzureDevOpsServer>; this example assumes that your Azure DevOps Server was installed on IP Address "192.168.1.242"; therefore the URL will be "http://192.168.1.242"
- Insert your Azure DevOps Server Username into the "Username of Email" field
- Insert your Azure DevOps Server Password into the "Password" field
- Click on "Test Connection" - you should receive a "Connection is Successful" message; also, the "Project and Issue Type" panel will be updated with your list of Projects and Issue Labels
- Select the Azure DevOps Server project you want the integration to be linked to – in this example you would be using the pre-created "DefaultCollection\acunetix-test" project
- Select the Azure DevOps Server Work Item Type you want Acunetix to create when a vulnerability is found – in this example you would be using the custom type "Vulnerability"
- If the selected issue type has custom fields defined, you can add the custom fields and assign values to those fields
- Click the "Save" button at the top of the "Add Issue Tracker" panel
Configuring a Target to Report Issues to your Issue Tracker
From your list of Targets, select the Target you wish to work with.
- In the Target Information panel, scroll to the bottom of the panel and expand the "Advanced" link.
- Enable the "Issue Tracker" slider
- From the "Issue Tracker" dropdown, select the name of the Azure DevOps Server Integration configuration you wish to use
- At the top of the "Target Information" panel, click the "Save" button
Now that your Target is configured to link to Azure DevOps Server, you need to Scan your Target. When the Scan is completed, you will be able to select the Vulnerabilities to submit to your Issue Tracker.
Submitting Vulnerabilities to Azure DevOps Server
Once you have completed a Scan on your Target:
- select "Vulnerabilities" in the sidebar
- adjust your filter to obtain a shortlist containing the vulnerabilities you wish to send to your Issue Tracker
- use the checkboxes next to vulnerability to select the vulnerabilities to send to the Issue Tracker
- click the "Send to Issue Tracker" button at the top of the "Vulnerabilities" panel
Check your Azure DevOps Server Work Items page
Your Azure DevOps Server Work Items page will show the issues you have submitted to the Issue Tracker: