Integrating Acunetix with GitLab for CI/CD

Integrating Acunetix with GitLab for Continuous Integration and Deployment is a 2-step process:

Step 1 - Prepare your Acunetix Target information

  • Login to your Acunetix installation

  • Go to your list of targets and click on the target you wish to work with

  • Retrieve the Target ID from the URL
  • Go to your Profile page and retrieve your API Key

Step 2 - Configure Gitlab to Integrate with Acunetix

  • Login to your GitLab account

  • Go to your list of projects and click on the project you wish to work with

  • Click the "Set up CI/CD" button
  • This will require you to create a yml file; exit this file to have the following contents:

ScanJob:

  script: |-

    curl -k -i --request POST --url "https://online.acunetix.com/api/v1/scans" --header "X-Auth: [APIKEY]" --header "content-type: application/json" --data '{"profile_id":"11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111","schedule":{"disable":false,"start_date":null,"time_sensitive":false},"user_authorized_to_scan":"yes","target_id":"[Target ID]"}'

  • Replace the 3 highlighted fields:
  • To set the correct X-Auth value, replace the "[API KEY]" text with the API key you retrieved in Step 1
  • The suggested value for profile_id is "11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111" - this default value is for a "Full Scan". If you wish to specify a different scan profile, you can set one of the following values:
  • For the Online version of Acunetix:
  • Full Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111
  • High Risk Vulnerabilities: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111112
  • SQL Injection Vulnerabilities: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111113
  • Weak Passwords: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111115
  • Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111116
  • Crawl Only: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111117
  • Malware Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111120
  • Full Web and Network Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-211111111111
  • Network Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-211111111112
  • Network Scan (Safe Checks): 11111111-1111-1111-1111-211111111113
  • Network Scan Quick: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-211111111114
  • For the On-Premises version of Acunetix:
  • Full Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111
  • High Risk: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111112
  • SQL Injection Vulnerabilities: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111113
  • Weak Passwords: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111115
  • Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111116
  • Crawl Only: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111117
  • High / Medium Risk: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111119
  • Malware Scan: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111120
  • ...or alternatively the scan profile id of any custom scan profiles you may have created; you can retrieve the scan profile id of custom scan profiles programmatically via the Acunetix API, or by navigating to the custom scan profile, and checking the URL:

  • To set the correct target_id value, replace the "[Target ID]" text with the target ID you retrieved in Step 1

  • Click on the "Commit changes" button to save your settings
  • This will trigger a manual run of the pipeline, and therefore add an immediate scan request to Acunetix:

  • All future commits will now also trigger a scan request to Acunetix

 

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