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The WhiteSource application uses the alerts concept to notify users of licensing and vulnerability open-source issues. Alerts work the following way: Upon scan completion, a customer’s inventory is synchronized to WhiteSource, and the application analyzes the customer’s open-source libraries and source files and compares them to the WhiteSource the WhiteSource knowledge base and policy definitions. If security vulnerabilities, licensing and compatibility issues, or policy violations, etc. exist, alerts are triggered for the organization.
In order to manage alerts, a dedicated Alerts menu is provided. The Alerts menu comprises the following (click the links below to access the documentation).
The following types of alerts are generated by WhiteSource:
Review alerts for vulnerabilities. This category comprises two views (each with its own screen):
Review alert details for licensing and quality issues reported for a given product or project.
Once you have all alerts of the scope you selected, you can choose to ignore those that are not relevant to your environment. Ignored Alerts won't appear in the dashboards and reports.
For further analysis, do the following:
Add a free-text comment (such as why you chose to ignore the alert) of up to 255 characters.
Filter the ignored alerts, and select the ones to reactivate (opposite of ignore)
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