Monitor

Usage

snyk monitor [<OPTIONS>]

Description

The snyk monitor command creates a project in your Snyk account to be continuously monitored for open source vulnerabilities and license issues. After running this command, log in to the Snyk website and view your projects to see the monitor.
For Snyk Container see snyk container help
For Snyk Infrastructure as Code follow the instructions in "Regularly testing IaC files" on Snyk CLI for Infrastructure as Code

Exit codes

Possible exit codes and their meaning:
0: success, snapshot created 2: failure, try to re-run command 3: failure, no supported projects detected

Configure the Snyk CLI

You can use environment variables to configure the Snyk CLI and and set variables for connecting with the Snyk API. See Configure the Snyk CLI

Debug

Use the -d option to output the debug logs.

Options

See also subsequent sections for options for specific build environments, package managers, languages and [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC OPTIONS>] which you specify last.

--all-projects

Auto-detect all projects in the working directory (including Yarn workspaces).

--detection-depth=<DEPTH>

Use with --all-projects or --yarn-workspaces to indicate how many subdirectories to search. DEPTH must be a number, 1 or greater; zero (0) is the current directory.
Default: 4, the current working directory (0) and 4 subdirectories.
Example: --detection-depth=3 limits search to the specified directory (or the current directory if no <PATH> is specified) plus three levels of subdirectories; zero (0) is the current directory.

--exclude=<NAME>[,<NAME>]...>

Can be used with --all-projects and --yarn-workspaces to indicate directory names and file names to exclude. Must be comma separated.
Example: $ snyk test --all-projects --exclude=dir1,file2
This will exclude any directories and files named "dir1" and "file2" when scanning for project manifest files. Such as: "./dir1", "./src/dir1", "./file2", "./src/file2", and so on.

--prune-repeated-subdependencies, -p

Prune dependency trees, removing duplicate sub-dependencies.
Continues to find all vulnerabilities, but may not find all of the vulnerable paths.
Print the dependency tree before sending it for analysis.

--remote-repo-url=<URL>

Set or override the remote URL for the repository that you would like to monitor.

--dev

Include development-only dependencies. Applicable only for some package managers, for example, devDependencies in npm or :development dependencies in Gemfile.
Default: scan only production dependencies.

--org=<ORG_ID>

Specify the <ORG_ID> to run Snyk commands tied to a specific organization. The <ORG_ID> influences some features availability and private test limits.
If you have multiple organizations, you can set a default from the CLI using:
$ snyk config set org=<ORG_ID>
Set a default to ensure all newly monitored projects are created under your default organization. If you need to override the default, use the --org=<ORG_ID> option.
Default: <ORG_ID> that is the current preferred organization in your Account settings
For more information see the article How to select the organization to use in the CLI

--file=<FILE>

Specify a package file.
When testing locally or monitoring a project, you can specify the file that Snyk should inspect for package information. When the file is not specified, Snyk tries to detect the appropriate file for your project.

--package-manager=<PACKAGE_MANAGER_NAME>

Specify the name of the package manager when the filename specified with the --file=<FILE> option is not standard. This allows Snyk to find the file.
Example: $ snyk monitor --file=req.txt --package-manager=pip

--unmanaged

For C++ only, scan all files for known open source dependencies.
For options you can use with --unmanaged see Options for scanning using --unmanaged``
For more information see Snyk for C/C++``

--ignore-policy

Ignore all set policies, the current policy in the .snyk file, org level ignores, and the project policy on snyk.io.

--trust-policies

Apply and use ignore rules from the Snyk policies your dependencies; otherwise ignore rules in the dependencies are only shown as a suggestion.

--project-name=<PROJECT_NAME>

Specify a custom Snyk project name.
Example: $ snyk monitor --project-name=my-project

--target-reference=<TARGET_REFERENCE>

Specify a reference which differentiates this project, for example, a branch name or version. Projects having the same reference can be grouped based on that reference. Supported for Snyk Open Source and use with --unmanaged.
For more information see Separating projects by branch or version

--policy-path=<PATH_TO_POLICY_FILE>

Manually pass a path to a .snyk policy file.

--json

Print results in JSON format.

--project-environment=<ENVIRONMENT>[,<ENVIRONMENT>]...>

Set the project environment project attribute to one or more values (comma-separated). To clear the project environment set --project-environment=
Allowed values: frontend, backend, internal, external, mobile, saas, onprem, hosted, distributed
For more information see Project attributes

--project-lifecycle=<LIFECYCLE>[,<LIFECYCLE>]...>

Set the project lifecycle project attribute to one or more values (comma-separated). To clear the project lifecycle set --project-lifecycle=
Allowed values: production, development, sandbox
For more information see Project attributes

--project-business-criticality=<BUSINESS_CRITICALITY>[,<BUSINESS_CRITICALITY>]...>

Set the project business criticality project attribute to one or more values (comma-separated). To clear the project business criticality set --project-business-criticality=
Allowed values: critical, high, medium, low
For more information see Project attributes

--project-tags=<TAG>[,<TAG>]...>

Set the project tags to one or more values (comma-separated key value pairs with an "=" separator), for example, --project-tags=department=finance,team=alpha To clear the project tags set --project-tags=

--tags=<TAG>[,<TAG>]...>

This is an alias for --project-tags

Options for Maven projects

For more information about Maven CLI options see Snyk for Java and Kotlin

--scan-all-unmanaged

Auto-detect maven jars, aars, and wars in given directory. To monitor individually use --file=<JAR_FILE_NAME>
Note: Custom-built jar files, even with open source dependencies, are out of scope.

--reachable

Analyze your source code to find which vulnerable functions and packages are called. Cannot be used with --all-projects

--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>

Specify the amount of time (in seconds) to wait for Snyk to gather reachability data. If it takes longer than <TIMEOUT>, reachable vulnerabilities are not reported. This does not affect regular test or monitor output.
Default: 300 (5 minutes).

Options for Gradle projects

For more information about Gradle CLI options see Snyk for Java and Kotlin

--sub-project=<NAME>, --gradle-sub-project=<NAME>

For Gradle "multi project" configurations, monitor a specific sub-project.

--all-sub-projects

For "multi project" configurations, monitor all sub-projects.

--configuration-matching=<CONFIGURATION_REGEX>

Resolve dependencies using only configuration(s) that match the specified Java regular expression.
Example: ^releaseRuntimeClasspath$

--configuration-attributes=<ATTRIBUTE>[,<ATTRIBUTE>]...

Select certain values of configuration attributes to install dependencies and perform dependency resolution.
Example: buildtype:release,usage:java-runtime

--reachable

Analyze your source code to find which vulnerable functions and packages are called.

--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>

Specify the amount of time (in seconds) to wait for Snyk to gather reachability data. If it takes longer than <TIMEOUT>, reachable vulnerabilities are not reported. This does not affect regular test or monitor output.
Default: 300 (5 minutes).

--init-script=<FILE

Use for projects that contain a Gradle initialization script.

Options for NuGet projects

--assets-project-name

When monitoring a .NET project using NuGet PackageReference use the project name in project.assets.json, if found.

--packages-folder

Specify a custom path to the packages folder.

--project-name-prefix=<PREFIX_STRING>

When monitoring a .NET project, use this option to add a custom prefix to the name of files inside a project along with any desired separators.
Example: snyk monitor --file=my-project.sln --project-name-prefix=my-group/
This is useful when you have multiple projects with the same name in other .sln files.

Option for npm projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control monitoring out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: true

Options for Yarn projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control monitoring out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: true

--yarn-workspaces

Detect and scan Yarn workspaces. You can specify how many sub-directories to search using --detection-depth and exclude directories and files using --exclude. Alternatively scan Yarn workspaces with other projects using --all-projects

Option for CocoaPods projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control monitoring out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: false

Options for Python projects

--command=<COMMAND>

Indicate which specific Python commands to use based on Python version. The default is python which executes your default python version. Run 'python -V' to find out what version it is. If you are using multiple Python versions, use this parameter to specify the correct Python command for execution.
Default: python Example: --command=python3

--skip-unresolved=true|false

Allow skipping packages that are not found in the environment.

Options for scanning using --unmanaged

The following snyk monitor options can be used with --unmanaged.
--org=<ORG_ID>
--json
--target-reference=<TARGET_REFERENCE>
There are also special options.

--target-dir

Scan the path specified in the argument instead of the current directory.
Alternatively, run snyk test --unmanaged

--max-depth

Usage: --max-depth=1 Specify the maximum level of archive extraction.
Use 0 to disable archive extraction completely.

--project-name=c-project

Use with the snyk monitor --unmanaged command to override the default name Snyk gives your snapshots by entering the desired name.

Options for build tools

-- [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC_OPTIONS>]

Use a double dash (--) after the complete Snyk command to pass options (arguments, flags) that follow directly to the build tool, for example Gradle or Maven.
The format is snyk <command> -- [<context-specific_options>]
Example: snyk monitor -- --build-cache
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Contents
Usage
Description
Exit codes
Configure the Snyk CLI
Debug
Options
--all-projects
--detection-depth=<DEPTH>
--exclude=<NAME>[,<NAME>]...>
--prune-repeated-subdependencies, -p
--print-deps
--remote-repo-url=<URL>
--dev
--org=<ORG_ID>
--file=<FILE>
--package-manager=<PACKAGE_MANAGER_NAME>
--unmanaged
--ignore-policy
--trust-policies
--project-name=<PROJECT_NAME>
--target-reference=<TARGET_REFERENCE>
--policy-path=<PATH_TO_POLICY_FILE>
--json
--project-environment=<ENVIRONMENT>[,<ENVIRONMENT>]...>
--project-lifecycle=<LIFECYCLE>[,<LIFECYCLE>]...>
--project-business-criticality=<BUSINESS_CRITICALITY>[,<BUSINESS_CRITICALITY>]...>
--project-tags=<TAG>[,<TAG>]...>
--tags=<TAG>[,<TAG>]...>
Options for Maven projects
--scan-all-unmanaged
--reachable
--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>
Options for Gradle projects
--sub-project=<NAME>, --gradle-sub-project=<NAME>
--all-sub-projects
--configuration-matching=<CONFIGURATION_REGEX>
--configuration-attributes=<ATTRIBUTE>[,<ATTRIBUTE>]...
--reachable
--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>
--init-script=<FILE
Options for NuGet projects
--assets-project-name
--packages-folder
--project-name-prefix=<PREFIX_STRING>
Option for npm projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
Options for Yarn projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
--yarn-workspaces
Option for CocoaPods projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
Options for Python projects
--command=<COMMAND>
--skip-unresolved=true|false
Options for scanning using --unmanaged
--target-dir
--max-depth
--project-name=c-project
Options for build tools
-- [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC_OPTIONS>]