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Scan projects using the Conviso CLI


Protect your code from security threats with our AST (Application Security Testing) using Conviso CLI.

The tool offers both Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Software Composition Analysis (SCA) tools, which can be accessed through the Conviso Platform.


To trigger this function is very simple, one of the methods is to export the settings to be used by the CLI to environment variables. Below an example:

export FLOW_API_KEY='your-api-key'
export FLOW_PROJECT_CODE='your-project-code'
cd your_source_code_repository
conviso ast run

Or if you prefer to do it in a single command, the instructions below have the same effect:

conviso --api-key 'your-api-key' ast run \
--project-code 'your-project-code' \
--repository-dir 'your_source_code_repository_path'

Note: To scan your repository with AST, you need to have a project registered on Conviso Platform, the "Project Code" is found on the specific project page. You also need your API Key, you can find it in the authentication part of this documentation.

The identified vulnerabilities will be automatically sent to your Project on Conviso Platform. Now you can use the Vulnerabilities Management resource to work on the correction flow.


When running the AST scan with the CLI, a Deploy creation is automatically performed to send diff code to Conviso Platform security Code Review.


Thus, it is possible to verify if the code added or changed in the commit has known security vulnerabilities and compare it with the original repository.

Note: This feature is essential for performing Security Code Review by the security team. Conviso offers the continuous code review service, see more.

Run scan only with Conviso SAST

As an additional custom configuration of the Conviso CLI, it’s possible to perform SAST-only in your code using the following command:

export FLOW_API_KEY='your-api-key'
export FLOW_PROJECT_CODE='your-project-code'
cd your_source_code_repository
conviso sast run

The following instructions have the same effect:

cd my_source_code_repository
conviso --api-key 'your-api-key' sast run --project-code 'your-project-code'

In case of any results, they will be automatically sent to Conviso Platform for assessment.


If you have any questions or need help using Conviso CLI, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.


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