Importing a list of applications

Importing an inventory list of your apps can save you time by reducing redundant manual work effort. Start with a sample spreadsheet of application attributes, or merge the sample spreadsheet with your existing list. Your list of apps must be in a CSV format. Make sure that you use a spreadsheet editor, such as Microsoft Excel or Apache OpenOffice Calc, to edit your CSV file.

Best practices for importing application lists

  • The Name attribute is required.
  • The file size cannot exceed 2 MB.
  • During the import process, ASoC validates the file, and creates a log file for any apps that are not imported:
    • Values for any attributes with a list value, such as Business Impact, cannot be modified. For example, High_1 rather than High.
    • Values cannot contain special characters, such as "<" or ">".
  • Make sure that you keep the CSV file up-to-date with any changes that you make after the apps are imported. Otherwise, you might overwrite values that were modified in ASoC. For example, you have the Business Impact set to 'high' in the CSV file, but you change the impact to 'medium' in the Application view.
  • If you are adding new apps or application attributes after the initial import process, create a new CSV file so that you do not accidentally overwrite existing content.

Importing from a CSV file

Before you import an inventory list for the first time, download the sample CSV file from the dialog.

  1. In the My Applications tab, click Import apps.
  2. Download the sample CSV file to see the attributes that ASoC is expecting.
  3. Modify the attributes (column headers) in the CSV file if necessary. If you add multiple values for an attribute, use a comma to separate them. Add your list of apps to the file and make any other customization.
  4. Choose the file to import and assign these apps to an asset group. (If no asset group list appears, the apps are automatically assigned to the default asset group.)
    Note: The apps will be added to the same asset group during the import process, but Administrators can move them into different groups after they are imported.
  5. Click Import and import your CSV file.

After the file is imported, application profiles are automatically created for each app. Any apps or attributes that were not imported are logged in a log file for you to analyze.

Next, populate your apps by creating scans and importing issues from 3rd party scanners.