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A new release of Qualys Cloud Suite, Version 8.5, includes an API update which is targeted for release in August 2015.


This API notification provides an early preview into the upcoming API features and enhancements in Qualys Cloud Suite 8.5, allowing you to proactively identify new opportunities to automate your Qualys service or to integrate with other applications.


This 15-day notification describes new API features that do not impact existing API implementations. API changes in the 8.5 release that may impact existing API implementations were already announced in the 30-day notification: Qualys Cloud Suite 8.5 API Release Notification.


Full release notes will be available to customers on the day of the release.


Qualys API Enhancements


Improvements for Managing Excluded IPs


The Excluded IP API v2 (/api/2.0/fo/asset/excluded_ip/) has been updated to 1) allow users to remove all IPs from the list, 2) allow users to set an expiration date when adding IPs to the list, and 3) show expiration dates in the list output.


User API Accepts Time Zone Codes


With this release the User API (/msp/user.php) allows you to assign a time zone code to a user account using the new optional parameter “time_zone_code”.


Launch Report API Accepts Recipient Groups


The Launch Report API has been updated to allow users to notify distribution groups when a report is complete, using the new optional parameter “recipient_group_id”.


VM - Create Reports with Non-Running Kernels in Vulnerability Details


Several report DTDs have been updated to show vulnerabilities found on a kernel that is not the active running kernel. This option must be selected in the report template.


PC - New Tomcat Server Authentication API


The new Tomcat Server Authentication API (/api/2.0/fo/auth/tomcat/) lets you to list, create, update and delete Tomcat Server authentication records.


PC - Make Policies Active or Inactive


Policy status has been added to the XML output returned by the Compliance Policy List API (/api/2.0/fo/compliance/policy/?action=list) and the Export Compliance Policy API (/api/2.0/fo/compliance/policy/?action=export).

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