Qualys Cloud Platform 10.13 (VM/PC) API notification 1

Jeff Leggett

A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform 10.13 (VM/PC) includes an updated API which is targeted for release in July 2021. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Status page. This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage this updated API.

What’s New
Control Comments added to CSV, XML Formats of Policy Reports

/api/2.0/fo/report/?action=fetch
When creating Policy Compliance Reports, users have the option to include control comments in the report output. The control comments already appear in HTML and PDF formats of the report. Starting in this release, control comments will also appear in CSV and XML formats of the report.

Cloud Provider Metadata for AWS added to Patch Reports
/api/2.0/fo/report/template/patch/?action=create
/api/2.0/fo/report/template/patch/?action=update
/api/2.0/fo/report/template/patch/?action=export
/api/2.0/fo/report/?action=fetch

We’ve added a new patch report template option that lets you include cloud provider metadata in patch reports (all supported report formats). Simply use the new parameter include_cloud_metadata=1 when creating or updating a patch report template. When you download or fetch a saved patch report where this option was used, you’ll see cloud metadata for each AWS cloud asset in the report.

Send Email Notifications for Deactivated, Delayed, or Skipped Scheduled Scans
/api/2.0/fo/schedule/scan/
/api/2.0/fo/schedule/scan/compliance/

We’ve added 3 new notification options for scheduled scans. Enable these options to have email notifications sent when a scheduled scan is deactivated by the service, delayed or skipped for any reason. You can also add a custom message to be included in the body of the email for each notification type. These notifications are supported for vulnerability and compliance scan types.

The release notes are here: https://www.qualys.com/docs/release-notes/qualys-cloud-platform-10.13-api-release-notes.pdf
(NOTE: We have made a small change to how we attach releasse notes going forward. Previously we attached the PDF of release notes to these notifications directly, but going forward we will reference the link. THe pre-release release notes and the post-release release notes will all be on this same link, depending on the time you look at it, so even if you reference the RN’s days or weeks later, you will always be referencing the latest version.)

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