Qualys Cloud Platform 10.28 (VM, PC) API Notification 1

Prabhas Gupte

A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform 10.28 (VM, PC) includes updated APIs, which is targeted for release in June 2024. 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 upcoming APIs, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage these updated APIs.

What’s New?

The latest release includes updates to the Host Asset List and Detection APIs, allowing optional inclusion of OS hostnames in responses for authenticated scans. The linux_hostname parameter has been renamed to os_hostname for generic purpose.

Authenticated Scan: Hostname Detection by QID 45325 and 45361

GET, POST /api/2.0/fo/asset/host/
GET, POST /api/2.0/fo/asset/host/vm/detection/
DTD or XSD changes: Yes

In this release, the Host Asset List API and host List Detection API are updated to optionally include the OS hostname in the response, in case of an authenticated scan. We have also renamed the linux_hostname parameter to os_hostname to keep it as generic parameter for OS detection.

In this release, this is achieved through detection of below listed QIDs during the authenticated scans.

45325 – Microsoft Windows Hostname and Domain Name Information
45361 – Linux/Unix Hostname Information

Please refer the detailed release note here: https://cdn2.qualys.com/docs/release-notes/qualys-cloud-platform-10.28-api-release-notes.pdf

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