beginprescan.do

Veracode APIs

The beginprescan.do call runs the prescan of the application.

Before using this API, Veracode strongly recommends that you read API Usage and Access Guidelines.

The beginprescan call determines whether the auto-scan feature is on or off based on:

  • The value of the auto_scan parameter.
  • The auto_scan setting of the previous scan.
  • If it is the first scan of an application, the auto_scan setting is based on the auto_scan feature switch value.

When auto_scan is true, the specified build automatically begins scanning after the prescan completes.

Resource URL

https://analysiscenter.veracode.com/api/5.0/beginprescan.do

Parameters

Name Type Description
app_id

Required

Integer Application ID.
auto_scan Boolean If you want to automatically submit a full scan, use this parameter. If this parameter is not present, auto_scan is set based on the:
  • auto_scan setting of previous scans of the application
  • Feature switch value of auto_scan
The full scan does not submit if the prescan results in errors.
sandbox_id Integer Target sandbox ID.
scan_all_nonfatal_top_level_modules Boolean If auto_scan is false, this parameter is ignored.

The scan starts after prescan as long as the application has more than one module, and at least one of the top-level modules has no fatal errors.

Default is false.

HTTPie Example

Examples use the HTTPie command-line tool. See Using HTTPie with the Python Authentication Library.

http --auth-type=veracode_hmac "https://analysiscenter.veracode.com/api/5.0/beginprescan.do" "app_id==<app id>" "auto_scan==false"

HTTPie Results

The beginprescan.do call returns the buildinfo XML document, which references the buildinfo.xsd schema file. You can use the XSD schema file to validate the XML data.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<buildinfo xmlns:xsi="http&#x3a;&#x2f;&#x2f;www.w3.org&#x2f;2001&#x2f;
      XMLSchema-instance"xmlns="https&#x3a;&#x2f;&#x2f;analysiscenter.veracode.com&#x2f;schema
      &#x2f;4.0&#x2f;buildinfo"xsi:schemaLocation="https&#x3a;&#x2f;&#x2f;
      analysiscenter.veracode.com&#x2f;schema&#x2f;4.0&#x2f;buildinfohttps&#x3a;&#x2f;&#x2f;
      analysiscenter.veracode.com&#x2f;resource&#x2f;4.0&#x2f;
      buildinfo.xsd"buildinfo_version="1.5" account_id="<account id>" 
      app_id="<app id>" build_id="<build id>">
   <build version="v1" build_id="<build id>" submitter="<VeracodeUsername>" platform="Not Specified" 
      lifecycle_stage="Not Specified" results_ready="false" policy_name="Veracode Transitional Very High" 
      policy_version="1" policy_compliance_status="Not Assessed" rules_status="Not Assessed" 
      grace_period_expired="false" scan_overdue="false" legacy_scan_engine="false">
      <analysis_unit analysis_type="Static" status="Prescan Submitted"/>
   </build>
</buildinfo>

Java Example

java -jar vosp-api-wrappers-java-<version #>.jar -vid <VeracodeApiId> -vkey <VeracodeApiKey> -action beginprescan -appid <app id>

Java Results

The beginprescan.do call returns the buildinfo XML document, which references the buildinfo.xsd schema file. You can use the XSD schema file to validate the XML data.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> 

<buildinfo xmlns="https://analysiscenter.veracode.com/schema/4.0/buildinfo"
      xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
      account_id=<account id> app_id=<app id> build_id=<build id> buildinfo_version="1.5"
      xsi:schemaLocation="https://analysiscenter.veracode.com/schema/4.0/buildinfo
      https://analysiscenter.veracode.com/resource/4.0/buildinfo.xsd"> 
   <build build_id=<build id> grace_period_expired="false" legacy_scan_engine="false" lifecycle_stage="Not Specified" 
      platform="Not Specified" policy_compliance_status="Not Assessed" policy_name="Veracode Recommended Very High" 
      policy_version="1" results_ready="false" rules_status="Not Assessed" scan_overdue="false" 
      submitter=<VeracodeUsername> version="4 Dec 2018 Static">
      <analysis_unit analysis_type="Static" status="Prescan Submitted"/>
   </build>
</buildinfo>