Jenkins : SWAMP Plugin

Plugin Information

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Enables Jenkins to send and receive SWAMP assessments during a build


This plugin allows you to submit SWAMP assessments during Jenkins builds.
The SWAMP assessment will use open source static analysis tools to test your source code for vulnerabilities and flaws.
For more information on the SWAMP, visit
For more information on Jenkins, visit


  • Uploading Packages and Assessments to the SWAMP
    • Configurable to meet many languages, tools, and build systems
  • Receive graphical feedback
    • Graphs generated to show bug progression over builds
    • Visually see the bugs in your code
  • Configurable with SWAMP-In-A-Box
    • Set the URL provided by your administrator in the Global Configurations page
  • All results are also view-able online through our website
    • Tools like CodeDX are at your disposal there
  • More information available on

Potential upcoming features

  • Send emails containing assessment results
  • More graphs to view your data differently


      A SWAMP account on . mir-swamp or a swamp-in-a-box instance.


Not tested in Jenkins version 1.651.3 or lower.

SWAMP account

To upload results, you must create an account at

We suggest that you create an Application Password for use with Jenkins, since this account will be attached to all jobs within this instance of Jenkins.

Please note


Install the Plugin

Install this plugin via the Jenkins plugin manager.

This can be done through the configurations as follows:

  1. Go to Jenkins → Manage Jenkins → Manage Plugins
  2. Click on the Available tab
  3. Enter "SWAMP" in the search bar
  4. Check the install checkbox next to the SWAMP Plugin
  5. Click the download now and install after restart button

Update the Plugin

  1. Go to Jenkins → Manage Jenkins→ Manage Plugins
  2. Click the Updates tab
  3. Enter "SWAMP" in the search bar
  4. Check the install checkbox next to the SWAMP Plugin
  5. Click the download now and install after restart button

Warning: Reconfiguration required if updating from 1.0.x or 1.1.x versions to 1.2.x or higher.

Starting 1.2.0, SWAMP plugin uses credentials API to store SWAMP credentials in Jenkins. If you are updating from 1.0.x or 1.1.x versions to 1.2.x or higher, re-configuration of the SWAMP plugin is required. Please re-configure the plugin at Manage Jenkins → Configure System → SWAMP.

Warning: Reset SWAMP credentials if updating from 1.0.x or 1.1.x versions to 1.2.x or higher.

When a 1.0.x or 1.1.x version of the SWAMP Jenkins plugin is run on a Jenkins server where the installation directory is readable by others, it is possible for an attacker with access to another account on the same host to determine the user's SWAMP application password or SWAMP username and password. If you are using an SWAMP Application Password in Jenkins, please discard it and get a new application password. If you are using SWAMP username/password in Jenkins, please reset your password. 

Jenkins plugin with Swamp-In-The-Box (SiB) instances

If you are using an SiB instance that uses a self-signed SSL/TLS certificate then, the SWAMP Jenkins plugin will fail to communicate with that SiB instance. The reason being Java’s security model by default does not allow communicating with a web-service that has a self-signed SSL/TLS certificate. To overcome this restriction, the web-service’s self-signed SSL/TLS certificate has to be added to the Java installation’s default keystore on the machine that is running the Jenkins server. The following are the instructions on how to do it:

  1. Access the SiB from the web-browser and download the SiB’s self-signed certificate by following these instruction here:

  2. Run the following commands to add the self-signed certificate to the Java installation’s keystore (on the machine that is running the Jenkins server):

    1. Change the present working directory to your Java installtion directory ($JAVA_HOME) + jre/lib/security/
       cd $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security
    2. Create a backup copy of the cacerts file
       sudo cp cacrets cacrets.original 
    3. Add the certificate to the keystore (Assuming here that the self-signed certificate is stored on the desktop as

       sudo keytool -importcert -alias sib-name -file ~/Desktop/ -keystore $PWD/cacerts

Configure the SWAMP Jenkins Plugin

The SWAMP Jenkins Plugin must be configured before use.
This configuration is modified on the following web interface:

  • Go to Jenkins → Manage Jenkins→ Configure System
  • In the SWAMP Section and enter the following:

URL of SWAMP web site.
The default is the SWAMP public instance at

NOTE: If you are using SWAMP-in-a-Box, contact your administrator for the URL to use.

SWAMP Credentials

Select the credentials for SWAMP from the drop-down list.

If SWAMP credentials are not in the list, Add Credentials by clicking on Add button and choosing Jenkins (Jenkins Credentials Provider).

In the Add Credentials page:

1. Choose a Domain to store SWAMP credentials. This is optional, default is Global Credentials (unrestricted). Users can create a domain to group credentials by going to Jenkins → Credentials and selecting Add Domain in theJenkins drop-down list.

2. For Kind, Select Username with password from the drop- down list.

3. For Scope, choose Global.
4. Enter SWAMP username and password in the
Username and Password text boxes.

3. In the Description textbox, enter SWAMP or any string that lets you distinguish SWAMP credentials.

4. Leave the ID text-box empty.
5. Save the credentials by clicking on the 
Add button.

NOTE: If you use third party credential such as github to log into SWAMP then, create and use a SWAMP Application Password.

Test ConnectionUse this button to validate the credentials and URL that you have entered
Default Project

The default project to be used for each upload
Can be modified in build settings

Verbose ModeProvide extra output for status updates and error checking

Configure a Job

  • Go to your Jenkins URL in a web browser

  • Click on the project link that you want to assess with the SWAMP

  • Click on the Configure link for the project on the left side

  • Scroll to the Post Build Actions section (or click the Post Build Actions tab)

  • Click the Add Post Build Action button and select "Swamp Assessment"

  • In the SWAMP Assessment section, fill out the data as follows:


Package Settings

Package Directory

If your source code for your package is located in a subdirectory, enter it here.

Package Name

Enter the name of your package here. This is the name that will be used in the SWAMP UI.

Package Version

Enter the version string of your package. Every build should have a unique version String. The following macros may be used


unique Jenkins build id


current date


most recent git commit id


most recent svn commit id

If you do not update the version number each build (either using any of the above options or manually updating the version) then submissions will have the same version and be difficult to destinguish in the user interface.

Package Language

The language that your package uses.

Build Settings

Build System

Select the build system your project uses.

Build Directory

Enter a value if your software needs to build in different directory than the Package Directory. The directory is relative this the Package Directory

Build File

Leave blank if using a standard build file name for the select Build System (i.e. build.xml for Ant, pom.xml for Maven, Makefile for Make) Enter a value if the build file is using a non standard name. The name is relative to the Build Directory.

Build Target

If building your package requires a special build target, enter it here, otherwise leave blank

Build Command

If your package requires a non-standard build command, enter it here, otherwise leave blank and the command will be determined by the Build System.

Build Options

If your package requires options to passed to the build command, enter it here (e.g. --verbose --setInt 1), otherwise leave blank. Add multiple options separated by spaces as usual.

Configuration Command

If your package requires a configuration command, enter it here. If left blank, the configuration will be called without a command.

Configuration Options

If your package requires configuration options, enter them here similarly to the build options.

Clean Command

Enter the command to clean your build. Leave blank to use the [build-system] clean

Assessment Settings

Project Name

The name of the project to use in the SWAMP.

Click Add to configure the Tool and Platforms to use:


Select the tool you would like to use for this assessment.


Select the platform you would like to use for this assessment.

Output Settings

Assessment Output Directory

Places the output of the assessments from the SWAMP in this directory from the workspace.

Feedback wanted

Any suggestions to make the plugin better?

Comments about what tools are more useful than others?

Additional graphs you think would be useful?

Let us know at!


The plugin should send back various error messages about why your package/assessments were not submitted.
The SWAMP should have more detailed information on any assessment failure if you go to the viewer.

If neither of these options are sufficient, go to our contact page at, or email us at

Frequently asked questions

Version history

Version 1.2.0

The plugin now uses uses Credentials API to store SWAMP credentials in a more secure manner.

After upgrading users have to re-enter their SWAMP credentials at Jenkins Home page -> Manage Jenkins -> Configure System, in the SWAMP section

Version 1.1.2

Fixes a vulnerability that allows an attacker with an account on the same host to impersonate the user’s SWAMP identity and gain access their SWAMP account. For each successful attack, the attacker will be able to impersonate the user for a maximum time period of two days.

Version 1.1.1

Works with HTTP/HTTPS proxies

Version 1.0.6

Works on windows

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed incompatibility with SWAMP-In-A-Box, now functions as intended

Version 1.0.0

  • Fixed tool list not displaying

Version 0.7.8

  • Initial release