Automate All The Things: Our New-and-Improved API

Jan 29, 2013
Michael Roytman
Chief Data Scientist

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For those of you unfamiliar with the Kenna Security API, it can be used to automate many functions of Kenna Security including the ability to add vulnerabilities from the few scanners Kenna Security doesn’t directly support, information gleaned from manual assessments, data integration between SIEM, GRC and asset management, as well as update both your vulnerability and asset information directly.  The RESTful API is straightforward to use, only requiring a Kenna Security API key and target URL.

The Kenna Security API can be used with your API key generated in the Connectors tab.

Even if you haven’t used our API in the past, we think you’ll really appreciate the improvements we have made. In addition to its previous functionality, with the new API you can now:

  • Edit and delete vulnerabilities
  • Edit assets including priority scores and tags
  • Make API calls via http token-based authentication
  • List and export assets, vulnerabilities, and fixes
  • View your data in JSON format
  • Export Audit logs

We’ve put together some extensive documentation on the API that guides you through everything from authentication to asset tagging. You can access it at  There is an API primer to get you going.

The API documentation covers how to use the API and offers several reference docs.  We have code samples from GitHub and Kenna Security’s API blog.

As we continue to explore additional ways to improve the API, we would appreciate and value any feedback you have by filling out this form or contact Kenna Customer Success.

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