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Checkmarx SCA (REST) API - POST Token

Title

Post Token

Description

Submit your username, password, and Tenant Account name to obtain an Access Token for use during the current session.

Warning

To use the Checkmarx SCA APIs you need to use a local user account that was created through Checkmarx SCA User Management and not an account that was added via Master Access Control.

When using APIs, you have the same permissions that your user account has in the web portal (UI). For example, a user with a Viewer role will only be able to perform GET APIs but not POST, PUT etc. Also, you can only access Projects that are assigned to a Team in which you are a member.

At the beginning of each new session, you need to submit your username, password, and Tenant Account name using this API and receive an Access Token in the response. The Access Token is then submitted for authentication with each API call during this session. The Access Token is valid for an hour, after which you will need to resubmit your credentials to obtain a new Access Token.

Method

POST

Workflow

  1. POST /identity/connect/token and generate an Access Token

  2. Apply the Access Token to all API requests as shown in the following example:

    curl -X GET https://api-sca.checkmarx.net/risk-management/projects -H "Authorization: bearer {{access_token}}"

URL

Curl Sample

curl 'https://platform.checkmarx.net/identity/connect/token'

--data-urlencode "username=BobSmith"

--data-urlencode “password=Demo1234”

--data-urlencode "acr_values=Tenant:DemoTenant"

--data-urlencode "scope=sca_api"

--data-urlencode "client_id=sca_resource_owner"

--data-urlencode "grant_type=password"

Notice

If you would like to use this token also for the Access Control APIs, then set the scope as:

--data-urlencode "scope=sca_api access_control_api"

Media Type (header)

Accept: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Parameters

Body Parameters - Required

Parameter

Type

Enum

Description

username

string

-

Your Checkmarx SCA username.

password

string

-

Your Checkmarx SCA password.

acr_values

string

-

The name of the tenant account preceded by Tenant:

e.g., Tenant:DemoTenant

scope

string

sca_api

To access the SCA APIs, set the scope as “sca_api”.

To access the Access Control APIs, set the scope as “access_control_api”.

client_id

string

sca_resource_owner

Client_id must be set a “sca_resource_owner”.

grant_type

string

password

Grant_type must be set as “password”.

Success Response

Code: 200 OK

Attribute

Type

Description

access_token

string

A string which is used for authentication when submitting API requests.

expires_in

integer

Time left until the token expires (given in seconds).

Tokens are valid for one hour.

token_type

string

The type of authentication, e.g Bearer.

Sample Success Response

{
    "access_token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsIHmtpZCI6IjU2OTM3MjlGOTcyNTRFRjhCNDU0RjBFMkE4RDBCRkEzNEEwRTc5OTYIiLCJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJ4NXQiOiJWcE55bjVjbFR2aTBWUERpcU5DX28wNE9lWkIkifQ.QoYgWkAp2PFRlNAK22TSBdoGUvTz29XlNoIU8zuaadZL2ptRSOeqso1kcEYA4MTK_JuLVzqcZIGbJ9MlVdIyeGH8O6Sp25O-9ZhPtRRIqhKMB3Pc95uMw1kbOyjVDxNT4G3yJZkqIn6uLh9gXdwlAMYw4SHLPSIY5xI0sx6QhA89E8044fORlevhpT8cBf7dLIr0Q_73K7n1n3gC-amDAzgW2-kby6b6c5tWv7h_CGORa2NfwgWAaNatkjy4IQEfjk60SS7YyX1vJVN7iVcO0CgnMNioi4pxfT86WhUg",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "token_type": "Bearer"
}