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Integrating Netsparker Enterprise with TFS

TFS (Team Foundation Server) is a Microsoft product that covers the entire application lifecycle, including issue tracking, reporting, project management, and testing capabilities. TFS 2012 and later versions are supported.

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

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

TFS Fields

This table lists and explains the TFS Fields in the New TFS Integration window.

Button/Section/Field

Description

Name

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

Mandatory

This section contains fields that must be completed.

Project URI

This is the TFS project web address.

Username

This is the name of the user.

Password

This is the password of the user.

Title Format

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

Optional

This section contains optional fields.

Domain

This is domain of the user

Work Item Type Name

Name of the work item type (bug, task).

Assigned To

This is the user to whom the issue is assigned.

Tags

These are the work item tags, separated by a semicolon (;).

Custom Fields

This section contains user-defined custom fields.

New Custom Field

Click to create a new custom field.

Name

Enter a name for the new custom field.

Value

Enter a value for the new custom field.

Dropdown

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

  • Text
  • Password
  • Textarea
  • File upload

Create Sample Issue

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

How to Integrate Netsparker Enterprise with TFS

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

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

  1. In the Name field, enter a name for the integration.
  2. In the Mandatory section, complete the connection details:
    • Project URI
    • USername
    • Password
    • Title Format
  3. In the Optional section, you can specify:
    • Domain
    • Work Item Type Name
    • Assigned To
    • Tags
  4. In the Custom Fields section, click New Custom Field. New Name and Value fields are displayed.
  5. In the Name field, enter a name for the custom field.
  6. Next to the Value field, click the dropdown, select a field type, then complete the field.
  7. 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.

  1. In the confirmation message, click the Issue number link to open the issue in your default browser.
  2. If the TFS 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.

How to Export Reported Vulnerabilities to Projects in TFS

There are several ways to send issues to TFS 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 TFS.

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

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

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

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