February 25, 2022

    Developer-Friendly Security Tooling: How AppSweep Integrates with DevOps Processes

    Integrating security into mobile app development efforts has always been a pain point for app publishers. With the perception that security will slow things down by introducing new challenges, security isn’t always a top priority for development teams. But application security doesn't have to cause delays or introduce complexity.

    We recently highlighted several AppSweep integrations with commonly used development automation tools illustrating that it is possible to shift mobile app development teams toward a DevSecOps approach. Doing so means security issues are discovered earlier and throughout the development process, without impacting development velocity.

    Here’s a quick overview of our tutorials for integrating AppSweep with Bitrise, GitHub, and Jenkins demonstrating how easy it is to add mobile app security testing into your existing development workflows with minimal configurations.

    1. Bitrise

    Bitrise is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tool designed specifically for mobile app development. AppSweep integrates with Bitrise using a “step” that automatically fetches the built mobile app and uploads it for scanning.

    By leveraging the Bitrise integration, developers can continuously scan their app for security issues without any manual effort. Once scanned, developers can use the AppSweep UI to analyze the results and implement fixes.

    Read the full integration post here: Automate Mobile App Security Testing by Integrating AppSweep with Bitrise

    2. GitHub

    GitHub  is a hosting service for the Git version control system that includes capabilities for automating development workflows. AppSweep’s integration with GitHub allows developers to automatically link scans and their corresponding commits, and see scan results directly within pull requests.

    In addition, developers can set up a GitHub Action to automatically trigger AppSweep scans during each pull request. This ensures scanning takes place before changes are merged into the main codebase, giving development teams confidence in the security posture of their mobile app.

    Read the full integration post here: Integrating AppSweep and GitHub to Automate Your Mobile App Security Testing

    3. Jenkins

    Jenkins is an open source tool for automating the CI/CD process. AppSweep’s integration with Jenkins enables developers to set up automated app scanning directly within their existing CI/CD pipelines. By adding a new “stage” to your Jenkinsfile (which defines your pipeline), your app will be uploaded to AppSweep for scanning whenever the pipeline runs.

    Along with the steps outlined in the full integration post for Git-based workflows, AppSweep can also scan code within Jenkins workflows that use Subversion or Mercurial. For other systems or additional customization options, you can use our plugin documentation.

    Read the full integration post here: Integrating AppSweep with Jenkins For Automated App Security Scanning

    From DevOps to DevSecOps with AppSweep

    Whether your development team is using Bitrise, GitHub, Jenkins or another tool for automating your mobile app development and delivery workflows. AppSweep can help you improve app security by allowing developers to automatically analyze their apps for potential security issues, such as insecure communication, poor cryptography, and more.

    Guardsquare continues to identify the platforms mobile app developers use in order to build AppSweep integrations that streamline mobile app security adoption. Doing so ensures mobile app developers can more easily improve the security posture of their apps.



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