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How to start your first scan using the Kiuwan GUI

Command Line Interface


If you prefer to use the Kiuwan Solutions via Command Line Interface, go to Kiuwan Local Analyzer CLI - Command Line Interface

Basic Configuration


These are instructions for plug-and-play. For Advanced Configuration, see below.


  1. Start the Kiuwan Local Analyzer.
  2. Enter your Kiuwan account details and click Login


    If you are using an Internet Proxy and/or you need to integrate with a Local Authentication system, click Advanced and visit Configuration for Networks with Proxy or Local Authentication for further instructions.

  3. Define your basic analysis configuration on the analysis set-up window:

  4. Click on Continue to view the analysis configuration window

  5. Define your basic analysis: 
    • Product: select which Kiuwan Solution should be executed by clicking on the checkbox. 

  6. Click Analyze

    You can view the analysis log while it's running by clicking Analyzer log

  7. Your analysis is finished. You can now view the results on the dashboard by clicking View Results or by accessing your account on

Advanced Configuration

Analysis set-up

  1. On the analysis set-up window, click Advanced to access the advanced configuration settings: 

A new window opens: 

Select a Model

    • Automatic = KLA uses the Model associated to the application;
    • Any other = that model is associated to the application for future analyses.

Source Code Filters 

    • Specify the exact fileset you want to analyze. Visit Source Code Filters for further information. 


Analysis Configuration

  1. Click the settings wheel on the analysis configuration window

  2. Here you can select which file extensions to analyze. 



    For Advanced Configuration for C/C++ see Configuring an Analysis with C/C++ 

    Click the Files column to see the full list of files in your folder.

  3. After configuration is done, click Close to return to the analysis configuration window.


Configuration settings will be taken into account in the subsequent analyses you run, either from the GUI or through command line

  1. Click Advanced on the analysis configuration window

  2. Expand the Select block menu, where you can select which technology you would like to configure.

  3. The most important settings are: 
  • Encoding: encoding of the application's files. 
  • Analysis timeout (minutes): Maximum time for every analysis step. 
  • Max memory size: Maximum memory (heap) used by the analysis.


Extensions editor

On Extensions editor tab, you will be able to modifiy the configured extensions of source files.

You can also modify (add or delete) current extensions. Visit Kiuwan Supported Technologies for further information.

Porfolios tab

The Portfolios tab will allow you to classify the current application under the available portfolios.


Changing the portfolio of the analysis will change the portfolio of the application itself.

Scope of the configuration

Once you have changed the settings, you can either  :

  • Save this configuration only for the application you are about to analyze;
  • Save as default for all of your applications.

Kiuwan provides the option to change/override configured values at the time of the analysis.

Visit Command Line Interface (CLI) for a full explanation of configuration scopes and precedence.




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