Jeff Leggett

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.15.2 (VM/PC) API notification 1

Blog Post created by Jeff Leggett Employee on Sep 17, 2018

A new release of Qualys Cloud Suite, Version 8.15.2, includes an updated API which is targeted for release in October 2018. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Status page. This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage this updated API.


What's new

Apache Authentication - Multiple Improvements - Instance Discovery, Auto Record Creation and More
Instance discovery and auto record creation is now supported using Apache authentication records (UI and API). As before a single Apache record may be used when the same record configuration (Apache configuration file, Apache control command) is replicated across hosts in the record.


List Apache Authentication Records API - new filter options, DTD updated /api/2.0/fo/auth/apache/?action=list
New input parameters allow you to filter the Apache authentication record list by status (active or inactive) and creation type (user created or system created). Elements for these properties were added to the Apache auth record list output DTD.


Create/Update Apache Authentication Record API - set record to Active or Inactive
We added a new input parameter to support creation of Apache auth records with a certain status (active or inactive). This parameter can also be set when updating user-created Apache records. Note that system-created records cannot be updated.


Scan Option Profile Import/Export API - enable Apache instance discovery and auto record creation /api/2.0/fo/subscription/option_profile/
We’ve added new tags and definitions to the DTD and XSD used by the Scan Option Profile Import/Export API to support new capabilities. There were no changes to input parameters.


Compliance Scan Results - updated XML/DTD /api/2.0/fo/scan/compliance/?action=fetch
You’ll now see instances discovered under <AUTH_DISCOVERY_INSTANCE_LIST> in the XML output when instance discovery and system record creation is enabled in the option profile used for the scan.