Aikido CI API
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Written by Willem Delbare
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Base URL https://app.aikido.dev

The Aikido CI API allows you to start new scans for specific branches in a repo. You’ll be able to poll the state of the scans so you can build a gating mechanism inside your CI/CD platform.

Aikido also allows you to manage specific scans yourself. You can upload your own Checkov SARIF and custom SBOMs directly to Aikido to contribute to a feature branch scan.

Authentication

  1. Generate an authentication token and copy. Note that you will only be able to view this token once.

  2. Scroll down to advanced integrations and click Aikido Public CI API

  3. Add the header X-AIK-API-SECRET to every request, with the authentication token as its value.

Start a new feature branch scan

This async API kicks off a new feature branch scan on a specific commit.

POST /api/integrations/continuous_integration/scan/repository

Body:

{
"version": "1.0.5",
"branch_name": "branch-name",
"repository_id": "R_kgDOJf6H8g",
"base_commit_id": "1c5a7dda074aa19ebc6aa9f25884b5e0b6bb3662",
"head_commit_id": "b7deb06d8be6bc4c62277e0a28911b2284cab6da",
"minimum_severity": "HIGH",
"fail_on_sast_scan": true,
"fail_on_dependency_scan": true,
"fail_on_iac_scan": true,
"pull_request_metadata": {
"url": "https://github.com/AikidoSec/some-repo/pull/12",
"title": "checkov"
},
"self_managed_scanners": ["checkov", "json-sbom"],
"expected_amount_json_sboms": 1,
}

Required fields:

  • repository_id: internal GitHub/Gitlab/Bitbucket/.. repository id

  • base_commit_id: the base commit (the commit where you branched from for your PR - if unrelated to a PR, commit right before end_commit_id)

  • head_commit_id: the latest commit we’re scanning (last commit on the branch)

  • branch_name: the branch name

Optional fields:

  • pull_request_metadata.url: pull request URL

  • pull_request_metadata.title: pull request title

  • self_managed_scanners: array of custom scan types (supports checkov and json-sbom). Defaults to empty array [].

  • expected_amount_json_sboms: integer of the amount of custom json-sbom uploads we’re waiting for.

  • fail_on_dependency_scan (default true): Determines whether Aikido should block on new dependency issues (CVEs)

  • fail_on_sast_scan (default false): Determines whether Aikido should block on new SAST issues

  • fail_on_iac_scan (default: false): Determines whether Aikido should block on new IaC scans

  • minimum_severity (default CRITICAL): Determines on which (minimum) severity Aikido should respond with FAILED. This value can be one of LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, CRITICAL.

Response:

{
"scan_id": 22
}

Poll for feature branch scan status

Fetches the current state of a scan. Use a polling mechanism (eg every 5 seconds) to implement gating for CI/CD.

GET /api/integrations/continuous_integration/scan/repository?scan_id=1

Params:

  • scan_id (int)

Response:

Example for feature branch scan in progress

{
"all_scans_completed": false,
"dependency_scan_completed": true,
"sast_scan_completed": false,
"iac_scan_completed": false,
"sbom_scan_completed": false // if 'json-sbom' in self_managed_scanners
}

Example for feature branch scan completed

{
"all_scans_completed": true,
"dependency_scan_completed": true,
"sast_scan_completed": true,
"iac_scan_completed": true,
"sbom_scan_completed": true, // if 'json-sbom' in self_managed_scanners
"new_issues_found": 1,
"new_dependency_issues_found": 1,
"new_sast_issues_found": 0,
"new_iac_issues_found": 0,
"diff_url": "https://app.aikido.dev/featurebranch/scan/1?groupId=1",
"gate_passed": false
}

Example for default branch scan completed

{
"all_scans_completed": false,
"dependency_scan_completed": true,
"sast_scan_completed": false,
"iac_scan_completed": false,
"open_issues_found": 2,
"issue_links": [
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=1",
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=2",
],
"gate_passed": false
}
{
"all_scans_completed": false,
"dependency_scan_completed": true,
"sast_scan_completed": false,
"iac_scan_completed": false,
"open_issues_found": 2,
"issue_links": [
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=1",
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=2",
],
"gate_passed": false,
}
{
"all_scans_completed": false,
"dependency_scan_completed": true,
"sast_scan_completed": false,
"iac_scan_completed": false,
"open_issues_found": 2,
"issue_links": [
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=1",
"https://app.aikido.dev/queue?sidebarIssue=2",
],
"gate_passed": false,
}

Upload custom scan results

This API can be used to upload your own Checkov SARIF or custom SBOMs generated with Syft. Use the JSON format when generating a Syft SBOM.

POST /api/integrations/continuous_integration/scan/custom

Body:

Example for Checkov

{
"scan_id": 22, // optional
"repository_id": 12,
"payload_type": "checkov",
"payload": <checkov_sarif_response>
}

Example for Syft SBOM

{
"scan_id": 22, // optional
"repository_id": 12,
"container_image_name": "image-name",
"payload_type": "json-sbom",
"payload": <syft_json_sbom_response>
}

Required fields:

  • container_image_name: required for json-sbom. This should not include the image tag, only a unique name for the image.

  • payload_type

  • payload

Optional fields:

  • scan_id: (retrieved from Start Scan). Do not set this if you want the payload to go to the Aikido live feed.

  • repository_id: internal GitHub/Gitlab/Bitbucket/.. repository id (only required if scan_id is not set)

Response:

{
"success": 1
}

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