A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform v8.20 (VM,PC) includes an updated API which is targeted for release in June 2019. 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.
New Database UDCs for Oracle and MSSQL
With this release you can now create custom controls for Oracle database and MSSQL database. To support database controls, we’ve added new elements to the XML output and DTDs for Control List Output, Policy Export Output, Posture Info List Output, and the ImportableControl.xsd schema.
Control List Output - DTD Change
The Control List Output DTD is used to view the list of compliance controls which are visible in your account.
Policy Export Output - DTD Change
The Policy Export Output DTD is used to export compliance policies from your account to an XML file.
Subscription API: Import/Export Email Notification Settings for Password Expiry
We have updated the Export Subscription Configurations API output to include configuration settings for password expiry notification emails in the “USERS” element. New settings indicate whether users in the subscription will be notified by email before their password expires, how often password expiration emails will be sent and when to switch to daily emails
Subscription API - Import/Export Session Timeout Settings for User Roles
We updated the Export Subscription Configurations API output to include session timeout settings by user role. New settings indicate whether the option to customize session timeout by user role is enabled and the session timeout value for each role. The session timeout setting is configured under Users > Setup > Security in the UI. Note that not all user roles are available in all subscriptions.