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Working with Waivers

On this page, you'll find the basic actions for viewing, adding, requesting, and removing waivers.

Waiver Permissions

The ability to add waivers is limited based on the permissions included in the user's role. The Waive Policy Violations permission is needed to add waivers. Users without this permissions have the option to request a waiver by sharing an API call with a user who has the correct permissions.

Viewing Waivers

Manage waivers from the violations details on the Dashboard or tab, or directly from the waiver dashboard.

  • Violation Details page - click on any violation in the dashboard violation view.

  • Policy Violations view - click on a violation in the application composition report.

Manage Waivers button in the dashboard violation view

Fig 1: Violation details page in the dashboard violation view

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Fig 2: Policy Violations tab from a violation in the Application Composition Report

Applicable Waivers for Violation

Clicking on the Manage Waivers button from the Policy Violations tab inside an application composition report will navigate to the Waivers for Violation page.

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A summary of the violation details, along with a list of any applicable and similar waivers is displayed.

Viewing Waivers from the Violations Page

Click on a violation from the violations page on the Dashboard. All applicable waivers to this violation will appear under the violations details. Click on the Add Waiver button (based on your permissions), to add new waiver.

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Viewing Waivers from the Reports Page

The Reports page displays violations aggregated by component. The Waived Violation indicator will appear for existing waivers.

  1. Click on a component row.

  2. Select the Policy Violations tab.

  3. Click on violation to view the violations details pane. It shows the violation details, vulnerability details (if applicable) and Applicable Waivers.

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  4. Click on the Add Waiver or Request Waiver button (based on your permissions) to add or request a new waiver.

Viewing Waivers from the Waivers tab

To view a list of waivers from the Dashboard, click the Waivers tab.

This shows a list of waivers from applications or organizations you have permission to view. Click on any row to go to the Waiver Detail View and see more details about the waiver.

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To view applicable waivers from the Dashboard, click on a violation in the Dashboard. To add new waivers, click on the Add Waiver ,

Filtering Dashboard for Stale Waivers

Filter your results by clicking the Filter button on the right side. By default, the list includes all waivers, including stale and expired waivers. To limit your results to just active and stale waivers, use the Expiration Date filter and select any option other than all.

Adding a Waiver

Click on the Add Waiver button in the Applicable Waivers table to go to the Add Waiver page.

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The component's name and coordinates, the selected policy, and severity are shown here. You'll also see the Constraint Name and the Conditions that the waiver will cover.

Hierarchy Scope

Choose the scope where the waiver is applied.

  • Application - This current application

  • Organization - This application's parent organization and all organizations and applications under it.

  • Root Organization - All applications and organizations

For Firewall waivers, choose from the current Repository, All Repositories, or Root Organization.

Component Scope

Choose the component scope for which the waiver applies to. All versions and all components include future components which have not been released.

  • Component Name - hash matching to this specific version

  • Component Name (all versions) - name-based wild card matching to all current and future versions of that component. RELEASE 140

  • All Components - any current and future components matching the violation criteria

Waiver Expiration

Select an expiration duration for this waiver. Waivers expire at the end of the given day.

  • Never - the waiver will remain in place until deleted

  • (7, 14, 30, 60, 90, 120) days - number of days until the waiver expires

  • Custom - configure a specific date for the waiver to expire. Must be later than the current date RELEASE 139

Comments

Add reference details to the waiver. Common use cases:

  • justification for the waiver

  • validation and testing process

  • reference links for additional documentation

Requesting a Waiver

If you do not have permission to create waivers (Add Waiver option is disabled), you can send a request to the designated approver.

Click on Request Waiver from the dropdown option.

Manage Waivers button in the dashboard violation view

There are 2 ways to send a waiver request:

  1. Automatic Send with Submit button

  2. Manual Send

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If your IQ Server instance is not configured for the Waiver Request webhook event, you will have to send your waiver request to the designated approver manually.

Copy the curl command as shown below and share it with the designated approver.

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Removing a Waiver

To delete a waiver, either:

  1. Go to the Waiver Detail View and click Delete Waiver at the bottom right.

  2. Go to the Waivers for Violation Page and click the Delete icon on the right side of a row.

  3. Go to the View Existing Waivers pullout and click the Delete icon on the right side of the row.