DefectDojo API Documentation

DefectDojo’s API is created using Tastypie. The documentation of each endpoint is available within each DefectDojo installation at /api/v1/doc/ and can be accessed by choosing the API Docs link on the user drop down menu in the header.

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The documentation is generated using Tastypie Swagger, and is interactive.

To interact with the documentation, a valid Authorization header value is needed. Visit the /api/key/ view to generate your API Key and copy the header value provided.

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Return to the /api/v1/doc/ view to paste your key in the form field and click Explore. Your authorization header value will be captured and used for all requests.

Each section allows you to make calls to the API and view the Request URL, Response Body, Response Code and Response Headers.

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Currently the following endpoints are available:

  • Engagements
  • Findings
  • Products
  • Scan Settings
  • Scans
  • Tests
  • Users

Authentication

The API uses header authentication with API key. The format of the header should be:

Authorization: ApiKey <username>:<api_key>

For example:

Authorization: ApiKey jay7958:c8572a5adf107a693aa6c72584da31f4d1f1dcff

Sample Code

Here is a simple python example against the /users endpoint:

import requests

url = 'http://127.0.0.1:8000/api/v1/users'
headers = {'content-type': 'application/json',
           'Authorization': 'ApiKey jay7958:c8572a5adf107a693aa6c72584da31f4d1f1dcff'}
r = requests.get(url, headers=headers, verify=True) # set verify to False if ssl cert is self-signed

for key, value in r.__dict__.iteritems():
  print key
  print value
  print '------------------'

This code will return all users defined in DefectDojo.

Here is another example against the /users endpoint, this time we will filter the results to include only the users whose user name includes jay:

import requests

url = 'http://127.0.0.1:8000/api/v1/users/?username__contains=jay'
headers = {'content-type': 'application/json',
           'Authorization': 'ApiKey jay7958:c8572a5adf107a693aa6c72584da31f4d1f1dcff'}
r = requests.get(url, headers=headers, verify=True) # set verify to False if ssl cert is self-signed

for key, value in r.__dict__.iteritems():
  print key
  print value
  print '------------------'

The json object result is:

{
  "meta": {
    "limit": 20,
    "next": null,
    "offset": 0,
    "previous": null,
    "total_count": 2
  },
  "objects": [
    {
      "first_name": "Jay",
      "id": 22,
      "last_login": "2015-10-28T08:05:51.925743",
      "last_name": "Paz",
      "resource_uri": "/api/v1/users/22/",
      "username": "jay7958"
    },
    {
      "first_name": "",
      "id": 31,
      "last_login": "2015-10-13T11:44:32.533035",
      "last_name": "",
      "resource_uri": "/api/v1/users/31/",
      "username": "jay.paz"
    }
  ]
}

See Tastypie’s documentation on interacting with an API for additional examples and tips.