Snyk Security


This module is designed to introduce scanning open source dependencies of the application and the Docker container that is created during this workshop. The files required for this module have already been created and reside in the /modules/snyk folder. You will copy these over while following the steps below.


Snyk is a SaaS offering that organizations use to find, fix, prevent and monitor open source dependencies. Snyk is a developer first platform that can be easily integrated into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
At this point of the module, the Petstore application is created, so we will look to insert Snyk as part of an important security gate during the build process.
This module will demonstrate how to fail a build when high severity issues are found so that fixes can take place.

Snyk CLI

The Snyk command line interface (CLI) has three key commands for this exercise:
  • snyk auth which links the CLI to your account and authorizes it to perform tests.
    • We will utilize Amazon's System Manager Parameters to store this token to avoid hard-coding tokens.
    • Alternatively to using snyk auth, you can also set an environment variable SNYK_TOKEN which the CLI will automatically detect.
  • snyk test performs the actual test and can fail a build
  • snyk monitor posts a snapshot for continuous monitoring and reporting on the interface where you created your account.

Tasks for this Lab

For the purposes of this module, Snyk will be inserted into two key processes, when the application is being built, and when the Docker container is created.
This module has five sections:
  1. 1.
    Obtain a token for testing from
  2. 2.
    Setting up application scanning
  3. 3.
    Setting up Docker analysis
  4. 4.
    Running a test and fixing the issue(s) detected
  5. 5.
    Viewing the status on the Snyk dashboard
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