Scan CodeScan Cloud projects in Azure DevOps


  • CodeScan version 4.4+

  • An Azure DevOps Project for your Salesforce code

Install the CodeScan Cloud Extension

  1. In the Azure DevOps app, go to the Marketplace and then select Browse Marketplace.

  2. Search for CodeScan, select the CodeScan Cloud extension and then click Get it free.

  3. Select your account and complete the installation.


  1. On your Project dashboard screen, select Pipeline > Pipelines and create a new Pipeline.

  2. Once you are in the "Where is your code?" page, click Use the classic editor to create a pipeline without YAML.

Follow the instructions below for your source code location.

Azure DevOps Repo

  1. Select Azure Repos Git and your Repository name.

  2. For your default branch, select the branch you would like to check pull requests against. Keep this branch name in mind, we will use it later in the setup. Click Continue.

  3. On the Select a Template page, select the Salesforce with CodeScan Cloud template and click Apply.

  4. In the Agent pool dropdown menu, select Azure Pipelines.

  5. In the Agent Specification dropdown menu, select ubuntu-20.04.

  6. Click the Prepare Analysis on CodeScan Cloud section, and create a new service endpoint.

    • Add your CodeScan server URL (eg.

    • You will need a token from your CodeScan Cloud account for this step. Learn how to create security token HERE.

    • Add a name for your connection.

    • Make sure to verify the connection before leaving the pop-up.

  7. Select your new Service Endpoint and the Organization you would like to connect to from the dropdown menu. If you are not sure, the Organization Key is available at the top left of your Organisation page.

  8. Select Use standalone scanner under the Choose a way to run the analysis.

  9. Under Mode, select the make sure Manually provide configuration checkbox.

Now, in CodeScan Cloud we can set up the project.

  1. In your selected CodeScan Cloud organisation, navigate to Administration > Projects Management.

  2. Click Create Project.

  3. Enter your desired Project Name and Project Key and click Create. Keep these in mind, we'll need them in a second.

  4. Click on your new empty project and navigate to Administration > Branches and Pull Requests.

  5. Change your main branch name to the name of the default branch that you selected.

Now, back to Azure DevOps.

  1. Enter the Project Name and Project Key you just created.

  2. Click Save and Queue and let the analysis complete to see your results in CodeScan Cloud.

Triggering Builds from an Azure Devops Repository

To trigger the builds you will need to create a build policy on the branch you would like to check pull requests against.

  1. Navigate to Repos > Branches.

  2. Click on the More menu for the desired branch and click Branch Policies.

  3. In the Build Validation section, add a new build policy.

  4. Select your new pipeline, and select Automatic for the Trigger settings and choose your policy requirements.

This pipeline will now run when:

  • Pull requests are created against the branch

  • Pull requests are updated

  • Pull requests are merged.

And, the project branches on CodeScan Cloud will be updated accordingly.

Breaking the builds

To break the builds based on the Quality Gate once this analysis has run, you can add a PowerShell script to the pipeline.

  1. First create a Security Token and add it as a variable named CODESCAN_TOKEN in your pipeline Variables menu.

  2. Add a PowerShell step to your pipeline after the Publish Quality Gate step and add the following script inline, changing the below parameters:

    <<project_key>> to your actual project key.

    {codescan_instance_url}: Your instance's URL, for example, for US region, for EU region or for AUS region.

 $token = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes($env:CODESCAN_TOKEN + ":")
 $base64 = [System.Convert]::ToBase64String($token)
 $basicAuth = [string]::Format("Basic {0}", $base64)
 $headers = @{ Authorization = $basicAuth }
 $URL = "{codescan_instance_url}/api/qualitygates/project_status?projectKey=<<project_key>>&pullRequest={0}"
 if( !$Target)
   $Target = "$env:BUILD_SOURCEBRANCH"
   $Target = $Target.Replace('refs/heads/','')
   $URL = "{codescan_instance_url}/api/qualitygates/project_status?projectKey=<<project_key>>&branch={0}"
 $URL = [string]::Format($URL, $Target)
 $result = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri $URL  -Headers $headers
 $result | ConvertTo-Json | Write-Host
 if ($result.projectStatus.status -eq "OK") {
 Write-Host "Quality Gate Succeeded"
 throw "Quality Gate failed"

The pipeline will now fail if the quality gates for the project are not passed.

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