How to configure JFrog Applications in JFrog unified platform? [Video]

Janardhana JL
2021-01-28 09:05

JFrog Applications in unified Platform

Video Transcription

Hello everyone. My name is Janardhan from JFrog support. In this short video, I will be showing how the JFrog Application integrated with the Unified Platform and explaining what does a Unified Platform means. Also, I will be giving an overview of three applications that is, Artifactory, Xray and Mission Control, how they are integrated with the JFrog unified platform. So let’s start. Once you download and install Artifactory and when you access the UI in the browser, the new Unified Platform will be looking like this. So what is the main thing about the unified UI? In the unified you don’t need to switch between separate application window to examine and continue with your workflow. With a simple click on a JFrog platform sidebar menu, you can shift and navigate between different JFrog applications, such as Arifactory, Xray, Mission Control, et cetera.

So with the single set of login credential gives access to all the tools in the JFrog platform deployment. Coming to JFrog Artifactory, it is considered as a main part of JFrog platform for universal binary repository managers. Artifactory also provides an end-to-end automation and management of binaries and Artifacts throughout the application delivery process. With the release of Artifactory 7.X, it is much easier for the user to use the JFrog application in the single UI, such as Artifactory, Xray, Mission Control, distribution and pipelines, which provides a consistent end-to end DevOps experience for the users.

Next, moving to JFrog Xray that natively integrates with Artifactory and giving user an easy way to proactively identify open source vulnerabilities and license complaints violation before users manifesting production. So Xray can scan your artifact. For that, you have to invoke the initial synchronization manually by selecting start sync during the initial setup. From then on Xray will synchronize issues and vulnerabilities regularly and automatically from the global DB.

Xray will do deep recursive scanning and examines all the underlying layers and dependencies of components. Even those packages or darker images or zip file. On Xray you can also set policies and watches accordingly.

Policies defines security and license complaints behavior, and also enables you to create a set of rules in which each rules defines a license security criteria with a corresponding set of automatic action according to your needs. Watches defines the scope of the resource you want to watch. And also it is a focal point for viewing and managing your security and license violations in the JFrog platform. You could select the resource you would like to scan for security vulnerabilities and complaints, and determine the action to be taken once your security vulnerability is detected.

Next is Mission Control. The Mission control is installed with the platform. User can monitor replication, deployment to the unified UI. JFrog mission control was designed to be your single accessx point for managing multiple service like, Artifactory, Xray, distribution and et cetera.

Also, it tells you, and with all service under your administrative control, whether they are installed on your own site or a geographical remote sites around the world. You can see the connection between them, perform operations on several instance at once. So you have two dashboards, two modules such as topology and trends.

Topology dashboard provides you with easy view to explore your managed sites and the services on a geolocation map and a list view. So tends dashboard provides historical usage and data storage insight about your Artifactory service and the repositories. So that’s all, my video on how JFrog Application integrated on Unified Platform. Thanks for watching this video and I hope you all enjoyed it. Please feel free to leave comments, feedback or questions in the comment section below. Once again, thank you for your time and have a good day.