To trigger CodeBuild to run the scan automatically on each new commit in your CfnGoat GitHub repository, we’ll need to configure AWS CodePipeline. You can skip this step, but if you do, you’ll only be able to run manual scans from the CodeBuild UI, AWS CLI, or APIs, which doesn’t provide the DevSecOps automation we’re looking for!
To set it up, go to AWS CodePipeline and select Create Pipeline:
After giving the pipeline a name, (
scan-cfngoat-pipeline) select Next.
Choose Github (Version 2) as the source provider.
In some AWS events you will need to use GitHub V1. Please pay attention to the moderator's instructions.
As CodeBuild and CodePipeline are different tools, you’ll also need to authorize CodePipeline to your GitHub account, select Connect to Github and follow the authorization redirects in the popup window.
Give the Github Connection a name:
Select which Github Repositories you want CodePipeline to receive events for, in this case, i’ve just selected the
Once you’ve authorized GitHub, select Install a new app to finalize the GitHub integration and select Connect:
The CodePipeline screen should refresh with a green Sucessfully connected to GitHub message:
Now that CodePipeline has access to our GitHub repository, we can select it as the pipeline source. Select the master (or main branch) to have our pipeline run when commits to this branch occur:
When CodePipeline sees a new commit in our GitHub repository, it will trigger a build action. To set this to be our CodeBuild commands, select the same region as the CodeBuild project, then select the CodeBuild project, bridgecrew-tutorial.
Leave the default of Single Build selected and select Next
On the next screen, select Skip deploy stage. We don’t want to deploy our CfnGoat CloudFormation to AWS as we’re just highlighting how to stop a build from progressing if there are security violations!
Finally, select Create pipeline on the review page, which will trigger your new CodePipeline to immediately run against the latest commit in our CfnGoat repository:
Now we don’t need to manually run the Checkov CLI; your developers will get a Bridgecrew scan every time they commit!