Frequently Asked Questions

Antepedia Reporter offers users the unique opportunity to manage Bill-of-Material (BOM) reports in real-time. This provides software development teams immediate solutions to edit, save, load, and reuse their customized Bill-of-Material reports for concrete understanding of open source components. The customization feature provides users the flexibility to scale BOM reports to an individual organization needs, and further aides in mapping out necessary information to make instrumental management decisions.

Antepedia does not store any of your private data. We apply HTTPS protocols to all projects scanned through Antepedia, so that your information cannot be accessed or replicated. The only information that is stored on the knowledge base is the open source code information that has been scanned, as a way to enrich the data within Antepedia.

 

Antepedia Reporter is a java application.

So you just need to have  a Java™ 1.6 compliant Java Virtual Machine (like the Oracle Java™ SE 1.6 Virtual Machine or the Open JDK) then you can run it on every operating system (like Windows XP/ Vista / 7, Mac OSX 10.5 or Linux).

 

Antepedia Reporter is a java application.

So you just need to have  a Java™ 1.6 compliant Java Virtual Machine (like the Oracle Java™ SE 1.6 Virtual Machine or the Open JDK) then you can run it on every operating systems (like Windows XP/ Vista / 7, Mac OSX 10.5 or Linux).

Antepedia Reporter is a tool, which creates Bill-of-Material reports and Release Views that display detailed information regarding your open source components in your code base or file system.

To export a file, you will go to the BOM view on the project you scanned on Antepedia. Located in the upper right corner of your screen is the BOM File button, which provides a list of options. Select the "Export .xls" that is located at the bottom of the list, which will allow you to export your BOM file as a Microsoft Excel file.

The importing of your external Bill-of-Material reports is availble for scanning in Antepedia. The file must be imported in the format of .xls, .csv, or .odt. In addition, the file for import must have the following layout to be accurately imported.

Import Layout Example

Import Layout

 

Upon importation of the file, Antepedia will scan all files included in the project and make a comparison of them to the other information in the Bill-of-Materials report. The new BOM will group and display all the new dependencies in the project, and highlight the multiplications of the others.

Example of the resulting BOM

Imported BOM

When a project is uploaded onto Antepedia, the dependencies are automatically grouped by file name and current license version. Therefore, each file dependency with the same name and license version number will be listed under the same dependency to quickly facilitate action on any element within the file. 

The following displays an example of the grouping:

BoM Grouped

Yes, the custom fields that you create will be included in any exported Bill-of-Materials report. 

1 User/ 1 Login/ 1 Machine

Antepedia allows for only one user login for an individual computer. 

All you need to backup is stored under the antelink folder (on Windows)
or .antelink folder (on Mac OS or Linux) located under your home directory.

The process to backup this folder is simple:

- Shutdown the Antepedia Reporter to ensure data consistency

- Copy the Reporter data directory in a secure place. The place of the Reporter data directory depends of your system:

  • on Linux: everything is stored in /home/$user/.antelink (it's an hidden directory). If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be /home/erwan/.antelink
  • on Windows: everything is stored in C:\Users\$user\antelink\reporter. If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be C:\Users\erwan\antelink\reporter
  • on Mac: everything is stored in /Users/$user/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter. If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be /Users/erwan/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter

- Then just relaunch Antepedia Reporter

You can run Antepedia Reporter behind a proxy.

You can directly configure these settings from the home page of the Antepedia Reporter by clicking on the link:

Proxy Step 1

This action will open the following pop-up.

Proxy Step 2

Then you just have to fill the field and click on the "Test" button to check your configuration.

if you currently have no username/password, you can just leave both fields blank.

Moreover you will be able to change the settings in the "Preferences" menu > "Proxy" tab

The Vulnerabiliity Indicator notes the level of severity for a dependency within a scanned project. The Vulnerability is then ranked on a level of low to high, by color coding for an individual dependency. 

 

 

Vulnerability Detected?

Yes Unknown No
High Severity
Medium Severity
Low Severity
Unknown
   

The open source "Version" indicator details the update status as it corresponds to a particular version, and whether it is currently up-to-date. Additionally, the update notification is color coded to address the level of necessity for an upgrade. 

 

Version Up-to-Date?

Up-to-Date Unknown Update Available
Commercial
Unknown
Not Supported

   

To "Uninstall" Antepedia Reporter, go to the "Configuration Panel" > 
"Uninstall programs" : 

Antepedia Reporter - Screenshot - Windows Uninstall

Once uninstalled, you still be able to guard:

  • your data directory (the "antelink" folder in your home directory)
  • and your installation folder (which contains only logs)

If you want to remove everything you have to remove both of these directories, as well.

Anyone who wants to scan a project in Antepedia can do so for free, by signing up for a Free account here

The Antepedia Community is based on the principles of Open Source, and an Open Community. These principles allow Antepedia to continuously grow from the data in the external software environment, along with those who are clients and utilze the Antepedia service. Therefore, the open source data obtained from each scan is used to develop the Antepedia knowledge base for information regarding license compliance and security vulnerabilities. The optional feauture to turn off Community Sharing is only available to our Enterprise clients, as an additional feature to their product class.

Feeback information on Antepedia and/or Antelink can be done by clicking here: users@community.antepedia.com. Or when you are logged-in to Antepedia, you may click on the right hand side of your Antepedia page, where it says Feedback. Follow the information after clicking on the feedback link to submit your comments.

Please contact us through users@community.antepedia.com or contact@antelink.com

To register for the Antepedia Community list you may submit your contact information here: http://community.antepedia.com/

As detailed by SPDX, the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) specification is a standard format for communicating the components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software package. This site is the home for everything SPDX and is the workspace for SPDX Teams.

Please click here to be directed to their web page for more information.

 

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It depends of your system.
In the following procedure, I suppose the user, who launchs the Reporter, is 'erwan'.

  • First you need to shutdown your Reporter instance to avoid inconsistent state of the database
  • Then move the Reporter's data directory:
  • on Linux:

# move the data to an other place
mv /home/erwan/.antelink /data/antelink-reporter-data

# and finally just create a symlink as following
ln -s /data/antelink-reporter-data /home/erwan/.antelink 

  • on Mac:

# move the data to an other place
mv /Users/erwan/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter /data/antelink-reporter-data

# and finally just create a symlink as following
ln -s /data/antelink-reporter-data /Users/erwan/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter

  • on Windows:
    • move the data by cutting the directory C:\Users\erwan\antelink\reporter
      and past it to another place like D:\data\antelink-reporter-data
    • then launch a console as an admin and run the following command:
mklink /D C:\Users\erwan\antelink\reporter D:\data\antelink-reporter-data
  • Finally restart your Reporter instance

The directory, where the Reporter data are stored, depends only of your system. The place where you installed the Reporter doesn't affect the place where the data will be stored.
So for each platform:

  • on Linux: everything is stored in /home/$user/.antelink (it's an hidden directory). If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be /home/erwan/.antelink
  • on Windows: everything is stored in C:\Users\$user\antelink\reporter. If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be C:\Users\erwan\antelink\reporter
  • on Mac: everything is stored in /Users/$user/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter. If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the directory where the data will be stored will be /Users/erwan/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter

The Reporter's logs are stored in different directory according to your system:

  • on Linux: the log is nohup.out and it's stored in the root of the Reporter installation directory
  • on Windows: the log is antepediaReporter.log and it's stored in C:\Users\$user\antelink\reporter\logs . If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the log will be C:\Users\erwan\antelink\reporter\logs\antepediaReporter.log
  • on Mac: the log is antepediaReporter.log and it's stored in /Users/$user/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter/logs . If I launch the Reporter with the user "erwan", the log will be /Users/erwan/Library/Application Support/com.antelink.reporter/logs/antepediaReporter.log

Legal coverage is not provided by Antelink or our products. Legal coverage can only be provided by a licensed attorney.

We have a crawler which is parsing our source base, 24hours a day - an average update is a matter of weeks.

No, your source code is staying on your machines. You just have to install our software, and then the request process is based on SHA1 of each file over HTTPS API.

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