The PaaSLane Estimate plugin is implemented as a Post Build Action and is intended to sweep a directory structure looking for files that match the specified patterns and securely upload them to PaaSLane for verification. Once the files are uploaded, they are profiled and then an estimation report is generated. This report will include overall conformance with the rules defined, a list of instances of the violations with their recommended remediation, as well as an estimate for the remediation.
- Name - The name field is used to specify the PaaSLane application that the artifacts mapped later will be associated with. For example, if the name of this field is "My Application" and you match 3 artifacts, there will be an application "My Application" with 3 modules that get profiled.
- Authentication Token - The "Authentication Token" field contains the PaaSLane token associated with a specific user in a specific tenant. This token can be gotten by logging into PaaSLane, clicking the username dropdown and selecting to "Get Token". Once you have this option you should be presented with the time sensitive token.
- Path to Artifact(s) - This required value specifies where to start looking for artifacts to include in the application. This, paired with "Regular Expression for Selecting Modules" and "Exclude Regular Expressions" help to specify included artifacts.
- Regular Expression for Selecting Modules - This value specifies the Ant style regular expression used to search for artifacts residing under "Path to Artifact(s)". For examples of Ant Style regular expressions, please see examples.
- Excluded Regular Expressions - The "Exclude Regular Expressions" field contains a comma separated list of regular expression patterns that will be applied to every matched artifact. If any of the patterns match the path of the artifact being reviewed, then artifact will not be sent to PaaSLane. Examples of these regular expressions can be found here.
- PaaSLane Agent URL - The "PaaSLane Agent URL" field specifies the root url, including the host, port and context that define the location of the PaaSLane profiling environment to use. For most SaaS customers, this will be . However, customers utilizing distributed profiling, will want to get their URL from their administrator.
- Language - The "Language" selection specifies which language rules should be applied to the artifacts that are uploaded and profiled.
- Test, but don't send files - The "Test, but don't send files" field, when checked, will only display the files that would have been sent, based on the parameters. Use this field to get the parameters correct.