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Integrating Netsparker Standard with Jira

Jira is an issue tracking software application with agile project management and bug tracking features. Jira allows you to order and prioritize issues and bugs, as well as add issue types, fields and workflows as the project develops. It also shares customer support tickets with other issue tracking systems.

This topic explains how to configure Netsparker Standard to send a detected vulnerability to Jira.

For further information, see Configuring the User Interface for Custom Send To Actions in Netsparker Standard and Configuring Auto Send To Actions in Netsparker Standard and What Systems Does Netsparker Integrate With?.

Jira Fields

The table lists and describes the Jira fields in the Send To Actions tab.

Button/Section/Field

Description

Add

Click to add an integration.

Delete

Click to delete the integration and clear all fields.

Configure Send To

Click to configure the integration using the Settings Wizard instead of doing it manually.

Create Sample Issue

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

Action

This section contains general fields about the Send to Action.

Display Name

This is the name of the configuration that will be shown in menus.

Mandatory

This section contains fields that must be completed.

URL

This is the Jira API instance URL.

Username or Email

This is the username if self-hosted. This is the username or email address if Atlassian hosted.

API Token

This is the Jira access token of the user.

Project Key

This is the project in which to create issues.

Issue Type

This is the name of the issue type:

  • Task
  • Sub-task
  • Bug
  • Epic
  • Story

Vulnerability

This section contains fields with vulnerability details.

Body Template

This is the template file that is used to create description fields.

Title Format

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

Optional

This section contains optional fields.

Reporter

This is the username of the person who reports issues.

Reporter Account ID

This is the Reporter Account ID of the person who reports issues.

Assigned Account ID

This is the Jira account ID to which issues are assigned.

Assigned To

This is the user to whom the issue is assigned.

Priority

This priority of the bug:

  • Major
  • Highest

Custom Fields

Click the ellipsis to open the Custom Fields Editor dialog.

Due Days

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

Labels

These are the issue labels. To add more than one label, please add a comma (,) between each one. For example Label1, Label2, etc.

Security Level

This indicates which group can view the issue in Jira.

Epic Name

This is a short title for the epic that is used as a label on issues that belong to it. It is required when Epic is selected as the Issue Type.

Epic Key This is a text identifier for the Epic. It is required to create issues that belong to an epic.
Components This is the component name. To add more than one component, please add a comma (,) between each one one. For example Component1, Component2 etc.

How to Integrate Netsparker Standard with Jira

  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. From the Home tab on the ribbon, click Options. The Options dialog is displayed.
  3. Click Send To Actions.

  1. From the Add dropdown, select JIRA. The Jira fields are displayed.

  1. In the Mandatory section, complete the connection details:
    • URL
    • Username or Email
    • API Token
    • Project Key
    • Issue Type
    • Epic Name
    • Epic Key
    • Components
To learn about API token creation in Jira, read API tokens. To learn about issue types in Jira, read Issue types.
  1. In the Vulnerability section you can change the Body Template and Title format.
Body templates are stored in %userprofile%\Documents\Netsparker\Resources\Send To Templates. If you use your own custom templates, store them in this location.
  1. In the Optional settings you can specify:
    • Reporter
    • Reporter Account ID
    • Assigned Account ID
    • Assigned To
    • Priority
    • Custom Fields
    • Due Days
    • Labels
    • Security Level
  2. To set custom field values, in the Custom Fields field, click the ellipsis button.
  3. In the Edit Custom Field Value field, enter the relevant value.

  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Create Sample Issue to confirm that Netsparker Standard can connect to the configured system. The Send To Action Test confirmation dialog is displayed.

  1. In the Send To Action Test dialog, click the Issue number link to open the issue in Jira in the default browser.

How to Integrate Netsparker Standard with Jira Using the Wizard

Instead of configuring the settings manually, the configuration wizard can help you with the settings.

  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. From the Home tab on the ribbon, click Options. The Options dialog is displayed.
  3. Click Send To Actions.                                        
  4. From the Add dropdown, select JIRA. The Jira fields are displayed.

  1. Click Configure Send To to launch the wizard. The Send To Configuration Dialog is displayed.

  1. Click Next. The Authentication step is displayed.

  1. Complete the URL and API Access Key fields, and click Test Credentials.
  2. When the confirmation message, Your credentials are confirmed, is displayed, click Next. The Project step is displayed.

  1. Select a project, and click Next. The Issue Type step is displayed.

  1. After selecting Issue Type please click to Next. The Reporter step is displayed.

  1. After selecting Reporter, please click Next to select Assignee.

  1. If required, complete Security Level, Labels and Other Fields, and click Next. The Summary step is displayed.

  1. Review your settings, and click Finish. The Settings are applied automatically. You are returned to the Send To Actions fields.
  2. To set custom field values, in the Custom Fields field, click the ellipsis button.
  3. In the Edit Custom Field Value field, enter the relevant value.

  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Create Sample Issue to confirm that Netsparker Standard can connect to the configured system. A Send To Action Test confirmation dialog is displayed.

  1. In the Send To Action Test dialog, click the Issue number link to open the issue in Jira in the default browser.

How to Export Reported Vulnerabilities to Projects in Jira

Please ensure that you have first configured Jira integration (see How to Integrate Netsparker Standard with Jira).
  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. From the ribbon, select the File tab. Local Scans are displayed. Double-click the relevant scan to display its results.

  1. In the Issues panel, right click the vulnerability you want to export and select Send to Jira. (Alternatively, from the ribbon, click the Vulnerability tab, then Send to Jira.) A confirmation message and link is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Click the Jira Send to Action is executed for the selected vulnerability. link to see the newly-created issue in Jira.
  2. The vulnerability is now automatically exported to Jira. You can view it in Jira's Issues and Filters tab.

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