Issue status

Issues can be classified as New, Open, In Progress, Noise, Reopened, Passed, and Fixed. Issues classified Open, In Progress and Reopened appear in the Issues grid of an app.

Table 1. Issue status values
Class Description
New All issues, including those issues that are imported from 3rd party scanners, are marked as new by default when they are not yet triaged.
Open You classify an issue as Open during triage to indicate that you determined that it is a problem that must be addressed. Open issues remain open indefinitely until you change their status.
In Progress You classify an issue as In Progress to indicate that you determined that it is a problem that must be addressed. Issues that are marked In Progress remain so until you change their status.
Fixed You classify an issue as Fixed to indicate that its issues were addressed. Issues marked Fixed should not be found again. If they are found again, their status is automatically changed to Reopened.
Noise and Passed You classify an issue as Noise or Passed to indicate that the issue is not relevant and should no longer be considered an issue. Noise is often used for false positive results. Passed is typically used when a subject matter expert determined that the issue, though present on the site, does not constitute a problem in the context of the current report. For example, the status can be useful when you are evaluating accessibility guidelines or regulations, to avoid losing focus on the relevant issues.
Reopened Issues are automatically classified Reopened when they were previously Fixed but occur again.

Triage workflow

The way you utilize issue status may depend on your organization and processes. Issues can be changed to Noise or Passed at any stage in triage. Once an issue is assigned one of these statuses it will not be reopened if found in a future scan, and will not be considered an "Active issue" when calculating Risk Rating.

Figure 1. Issue status workflow

Changing issue status

When changing the status of several issues at the same time, if some of the belong to a fix group with status "Automatically apply to future issues", the status of those issues will be unaffected by the change.