WhiteSource provides for the management of open source components security, licenses, and maintenance throughout a software development cycle. It identifies the open source components within a software development lifecycle with security or compliance issues. When issues are detected alerts and remediation assistance is provided. The WhiteSource plugin integrates with WhiteSource to retrieves license risks and security vulnerabilities data from WhiteSource scan results to include in an HCL Accelerate metric.

Quick Info

HCL Accelerate
HCL Accelerate version 2.0 or later
Created by
HCL Software
Updated Date
May 28, 2021
Version Name Modified date Action


ucv-ext-whitesource:1.0.10.tar 28-May-2021 06:14


ucv-ext-whitesource:1.0.3.tar 08-Mar-2021 10:14






WhiteSource identifies all open source components and their dependencies in software. WhiteSource secures software from vulnerabilities and enforces license policies throughout the software development lifecycle.

The WhiteSource plug-in retrieves WhiteSource scan results and displays the License Risks and Security Vulnerabilities in HCL Accelerate metric displays.

WhiteSource scan results in HCL Accelerate


The following table describes the changes made in each plugin version.

Plugin history details
Version Description
1.0.10 Bug Fix.
1.0.3 Initial Release.


To use the WhiteSource plugin, the plugin must be loaded and an instance created before you can configure the plugin integration. You define configuration properties in the user interface or in a JSON file.

Integration type

The WhiteSource plugin supports endpoint integration which is listed in the following table.

Name Path Method
WhiteSource Scan wScan Post

Invoking the plugin

To import data from the WhiteSource server, send an HTTP POST request to your endpoint.


There are two methods to integrate the plugin:

  • Using the user interface
  • Using a JSON file

Using the user interface

  1. From the Plugins page, click Settings > Integrations > Plugins.
  2. Under the Action column for the plugin, click Add Integration.
  3. On the Add Integration page enter values for the fields used to configure the integration and define communication.
  4. Click Save.
WhiteSource plugin integration

Using a JSON file

The JSON file contains the information for creating a value stream and integrating with the WhiteSource server. The following table describes the information for the creating a HCL Accelerate value stream map.

  1. From a value stream page, download the value stream map. The value stream map is a JSON file used to define integrations.
  2. Edit the JSON file to include the plugin configuration properties.
  3. Save and upload the JSON file. This replaces the current JSON file with the new content.
  4. View the new integration on the Integrations page.

Configuration Properties

Configuration properties

The following tables describe the properties used to configure the integration. Each table contains the field name when using the user interface and the property name when using a JSON file.

  • The General Configuration Properties table describes configuration properties used by all plugin integrations.
  • The WhiteSource Configuration Properties table describes the configuration properties that define the connection and communications with the WhiteSource server. When using the JSON method to integrate the plugin these properties are coded within the properties configuration property.

Some properties might not be displayed in the user interface, to see all properties enable the Show Hidden Properties field.

General Configuration Properties
Name Description Required Property Name
NA The version of the plugin that you want to use. To view available versions, click the Version History tab. If a value is not specified, the version named latest is used. No image
Integration Name An assigned name to the value stream. Yes name
Logging Level The level of Log4j messages to display in the log file. Valid values are: all, debug, info, warn, error, fatal, off, and trace. No loggingLevel
NA List of plugin configuration properties used to connect and communicate with the WhiteSource server. Enclose the properties within braces. Yes properties
The name of the tenant. Yes tenant_id
NA Unique identifier assigned to the plugin. The value for the WhiteSource plugin is ucv-ext-whitesource Yes type
WhiteSource Configuration Properties
Name Type Description Required Property Name
User Key UserKey for authentication with WhiteSource. Yes keyId
URL String The base URL of the WhiteSource API. Yes asocUrl
HCL Accelerate User Access Key Secure User access key for authentication with HCl Accelerate. Yes keySecret

JSON code example

The following sample code can be used as a template to define the integration within the JSON file for a value stream. Copy and paste the template into the JSON file Integration section and make the appropriate changes.

    "type": "ucv-ext-whitesource",
    "tenant_id": "<my-tenant-id>,
    "name": "<integration-name>,
      "ucvAccessKey": "<my-ucv-user-access-key>,
      "userKey" : "<my-user-key>"