Import repository to Snyk

How importing repositories works

After you select repositories on the Snyk Web UI and click the Add selected repositories button, the import starts, and a progress bar appears on the Projects page.

When the import is finished, a confirmation message appears on the Projects page. Your imported repositories appear as separate Target folders on the Projects page. Each Target folder has the name of your SCM account and the imported repository and contains the Snyk Projects that were created for it.

If some of the files in the selected repositories were not imported, you receive a notification about the Projects that were not imported. Click View import log to see more details.

Snyk Code analyzes the directories and files in the selected repositories during import. Then, Snyk Code creates a Project called Code analysis for each imported repository to contain the test results. The Snyk Code testing is already performed during the import process. After the import is completed, the Snyk Code results are displayed in the Code analysis Project without any additional action on your part.

In addition, when the import is completed, you receive an email informing you that the import is completed. This confirmation email also contains links to the results of the import.

After the import, Snyk Code continues to monitor the code of the imported repositories in search of vulnerabilities. When a repository is imported, Snyk automatically creates a webhook to the SCM, and this webhook is used after the import for regular scans. By default, Snyk Code analyzes and tests the pull requests in the imported repositories on a weekly basis, and it sends you a New issues and remediations summary via email when new vulnerabilities are detected.

You can also set a daily test for your imported code or cancel the automatic testing via the Code analysis Project settings. In addition, you can retest the imported code on-demand using the Retest now option on the Code Analysis page.

Import repository to Snyk

If you already have Projects in your Snyk Account, you can add other repositories to be tested by Snyk.

If the Snyk Code feature was previously disabled, and you want to apply Snyk Code testing to your existing repositories as well, you must re-import these repositories.

Follow these steps to import additional repositories to Snyk:

1. On the Snyk Web UI, click either Dashboard or Projects.

2. On the Dashboard or Projects page, click the Add project button. Then, select from the pop-up list the SCM that contains the repositories you want to import:

The Personal and Organization repositories page appears, displaying the repositories available to you in the selected SCM.

3. On the Personal and Organization repositories page, select the checkboxes of the repositories you want to import to Snyk. If you also want Snyk Code to test repositories you previously imported, select these repositories as well for re-import.

To import all the repositories of a specific SCM account, select the account checkbox.

The Settings options on this page are NOT applicable to Snyk Code, and you can only import entire repositories. However, you can exclude directories and files from the import process using the .snyk file.

4. After you select the required repositories, click the Add selected repositories button to import the repositories into your Snyk Account:

The selected repositories are imported to Snyk, and a progress bar appears on the Projects page. When the import is completed, a confirmation message appears on the Projects page. Your imported repositories appear as Target folders.

Re-import repository to Snyk

If your Snyk account includes repositories that were imported to it before the Snyk Code option was enabled, and you want Snyk Code to test these repositories, you must re-import these repositories to Snyk (see Snyk Code conditions).

Follow these steps to re-import existing repositories:

1. On the Snyk Web UI, click either the Dashboard or Projects.

2. On the Dashboard or Projects page, click the Add project button. Then, select from the pop-up list the SCM that contains the repositories you want to re-import:

3. On the Personal and Organization repositories page, select the checkboxes of the repositories you want to re-import to Snyk:

4. Click the Add selected repositories button to re-import the selected repositories:

Your selected repositories are re-imported to Snyk. During the re-import process, Snyk Code analyzes these repositories, and a Code analysis Project is added to each repository, containing the results of the Snyk Code test.

If you are re-importing repositories you deleted before the re-import, you must refresh the Projects page to view the re-import results.

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