Lab 08 - Code Analysis and Vulnerability Scanning

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Add Code Analysis Stage and Vulnerability Scanning

Next we will add a Code Analysis Stage into the pipeline.

We will leverage the Maven Sonar plugin to run SonarQube scanning against our source code.

SonarQube is an open source static code analysis tool that we can use to automate running security scans against your source code to further improve the security of your application. Every time you check-in code, SonarQube will scan the quality and perform a threat analysis of that code.

We leverage the sonarqube maven plugin and specify the maven goal "sonar:sonar" to run our project leveraging the sonarqube api.

SonarQube's security rules originate from these standards:

Append to Jenkins Pipeline Configuration

In Builds > Pipelines > tasks-pipeline > Actions > Edit

Append the text below to the bottom of the Jenkins Pipeline Configuration. Please make sure to append to the beginning of the next line.

    stage('Code Analysis') {
      steps {
        script {
          sh "${mvnCmd} sonar:sonar -DskipTests=true"

SonarQube Dashboard

Once we build the full pipeline and run it, we will log into SonarQube and view the various metrics, stats, and code coverage as seen from the screenshot below.

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