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Advanced Search

The Advanced Search feature allows you to perform searches on Lifecycle application scan reports. You can define your search criteria based on:

  1. Organizations

  2. Applications

  3. Application Categories

  4. Component Labels

  5. Components

  6. Policies

  7. Security Vulnerabilities

Getting Started with Advanced Search

Log in as System Administrator to configure Lifecycle for advanced search.

  1. Enable Advanced Search: This is required to make your data searchable.

    1. Go to System Preferences on the top right main menu bar.

    2. Click on Advanced Search from the list of preferences to go to the Advanced Search Configuration page.

    3. Check the Enabled box.

  2. Create a Search Index: A search index is required to use the Advanced Search feature. Creating a search index is a resource-intensive operation and may take a few minutes to complete. We recommend creating the search index during minimal usage times.

    1. Scroll down the Advanced Search Configuration page.

    2. Click the Re-index button. This will create a new search index. The search index updates automatically each time the application data changes, when the Advanced Search feature is enabled.

System Administrators can create a search index from the Advanced Search configuration page accessible from the System Preferences menu or by using the Advanced Search REST API. Ensure that the Enabled check box is checked, before clicking on the Re-index button. After successfully creating a search index, you will see the last indexed time.

Automatic Re-indexing

Advanced Search automatically re-indexes when any changes are made to the following data.

  • Organizations

  • Applications

  • Application Categories

  • Component Labels

  • Policies

  • Security vulnerabilities

Automatic indexing only applies to data changes made while the feature is enabled. To index historical data, you must run a manual index.

Performing a Search

You can use Advanced Search when it is enabled. Refer to Performing a Search for more details.

Limit in Queries

Advanced Search feature attempts to retrieve results from large data sets comprising multiple organizations and applications. There is an inherent risk that running Advanced Search with too many query parameters will monopolize the service resources. We have placed in-built query limits to avoid such scenarios. You will see an error message asking you to narrow down the search.

Exporting Advanced Search Results

You can export the results of an advanced search by clicking on the Export Results button on the Advanced Search page, available from the left navigation panel.

The search results will be downloaded in a .csv file.

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Alternatively, you can export the results of an advanced search using the Advanced Search REST API.