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Integrating Netsparker Enterprise with Kenna

Kenna is an issue tracking system that specializes in risk-based vulnerability management. Kenna provides a security platform that calculates which vulnerabilities present the highest risk and de-prioritizes those that don't, then notifies the right people of the top vulnerabilities to achieve the greatest possible cyber risk reduction.

This topic explains how to configure Netsparker Enterprise to send a detected vulnerability to Kenna.

Kenna Security Logo

For further information, see What Systems Does Netsparker Integrate With?.

Kenna Fields

This table lists and explains the Kenna fields in the New Kenna Integration window.




This is the name of the configuration that will be shown elsewhere.


This section contains fields that must be completed.

Instance URL

This is the Kenna instance URL.


This is the Kenna API URL.


This is the API Access Key for authentication.

Title Format

This is the string format that is used to create the vulnerability title.


This section contains optional fields.

Due Days

This is the number of days between the date the issue was created to the date it's due.

Asset's Application Identifier

Enable the Set Asset's Application Identifier to provide further information for the asset that the vulnerability belongs to. The options are:

  • Website Name
  • Static

Custom Fields

This section contains user-defined custom fields.

New Custom Field

Click to create a new custom field.


Enter a name for the new custom field.


Enter a value for the new custom field.


Click the dropdown to change the input type. The options are:

  • Text
  • Password
  • Textarea
  • File upload
  • Complex

Create Sample Issue

Once all relevant fields have been configured, click to create a sample issue.

How to Integrate Netsparker Enterprise with Kenna

  1. Log in to Netsparker Enterprise.
  2. From the main menu, click Integrations then New Integration.

New Integration Window

  1. From the Issue Tracking Systems section, click Kenna. The New Kenna Integration window is displayed.

New Kenna Integration Window

  1. In the Name field, enter a name for the integration.
  2. In the Mandatory section, complete the connection details:
    • Instance URL
    • API URL
    • API Key
    • Title Format        
  3. Click Create Sample Issue to confirm that Netsparker Enterprise can connect to the configured system. A confirmation message is displayed to confirm that the sample issue has been successfully created.
Kenna Integration Success Window
  1. In the confirmation message, click the Issue number link to open the issue in your default browser.
  2. If the Kenna integration is not configured correctly, Netsparker Enterprise will correctly route the following descriptive error messages to you. Sample error messages may be displayed as illustrated:
    • If the URL or API Key was entered incorrectly

Kenna Integration Test Failed Notification

  1. Click Save to save the integration.

How to Export Reported Vulnerabilities to Projects in Kenna

There are several ways to send issues to Kenna with Netsparker Enterprise:

  • Once notifications have been configured, you can configure Netsparker Enterprise to automatically send vulnerabilities after scanning has been completed (see How to Configure a Notification to Report Vulnerabilities to an Issue Tracking System).
  • You can send one or more issues from the Issues window:
    • You must have Manage Issue permission.
    • From the main menu, select Issues, then All Issues. The Issues window is displayed.
    • Select one or more issues you want to send.
    • Click Send To, then Kenna.

Netsparker Issues Window

    • A popup is displayed, with a link to the issue you have sent to Kenna. If there is an error, this information will be displayed instead.

Issue Sent Success Notification

  • You can send an issue from the Recent Scans window:
    • From the main menu, click Scans then Recent Scans.

Recent Scans Window

    • Next to the relevant scan, click Report. The report is displayed.
    • Scroll down to the Technical Report section.
    • From the list of detected vulnerabilities, click to select an issue and display its details.

Technical Report Screen

    • If you have previously submitted this vulnerability to Kenna, it will already be accessible. You cannot submit the same issue twice.
  • If you view opened problem logs in Kenna, they look like this.

Technical Report Screen

  • After sending the issue, you can view it via Kenna.

Kenna Issue Screen

Kenna Issue Screen


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