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Secure and Manage Your

Open Source Components

Welcome Visual Studio Enterprise Subscribers!
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How Can WhiteSource Bolt Help You?

  • Find & Fix Open Source Vulnerabilities

    Detect vulnerable components & see fix recommendations

  • Ensure License Compliance

    Discover all used open source licenses in your project

  • Generate Inventory Reports

    Get a detailed BoM with all transitive dependencies


Activate your account

Follow these 4 easy steps:


  1. Install the WhiteSource Bolt extension from Microsoft Visual Studio marketplace. If you don’t have permissions to install extensions, please visit this page.
  2. Open your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) project dashboard and go to the “WhiteSource Bolt” tab.
    Paste the activation code from the WhiteSource Bolt benefit tile and click “Activate”. Each of your activation codes can be used to activate only one project.




If someone else from your team had already activated your project, you will see the following message:

Already activated

  1. Go to your build definitions and add WhiteSource Bolt as one of your build steps. Watch this video:



  2. Once you’ve run your build, the following comprehensive reports and dashboards will be generated automatically:
    • Security vulnerabilities dashboard
    • Security vulnerabilities report
    • Outdated libraries report
    • License risks and compliance dashboard
    • Inventory report


For more information – visit our FAQ page.

*By downloading the extension you agree to WhiteSource terms & conditions.



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The Full WhiteSource Platform

whitesource_icons-Hardhat Only WhiteSource Bolt is a powerful solution but offers partial capabilities compared to the full WhiteSource platform. The complete WhiteSource platform offers the following benefits:

  • Get Real-Time Alerts on Open Source Vulnerabilities

    Get notifications in real-time whenever a vulnerable component is added to your build or when a vulnerability is discovered in a component already used in your software.


  • Enforce Policies Automatically

    Block problematic open source components when a developer adds it to your repository or build by enforcing security, license, and quality policies automatically.

  • Get Full Visibility Throughout the SDLC

    Integrate WhiteSource with your repositories, build tools and CI servers to automate your entire open source management process.

  • Generate Various Reports in One Click

    Produce detailed, accurate and up-to-date reports on all different aspects of your open source usage, within minutes.

Want to Hear More About Our Full Solution? Contact Us!


What Microsoft Says About WhiteSource

“We want Microsoft’s users to have access to the best industry solutions for open source management. That’s why we reached out to partner with WhiteSource. WhiteSource is a thought leader in the Rugged DevOps space and we are happy that this partnership will bring the confidence, time and money savings they deliver to their customers.”

Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner, Microsoft

See What Our Customers Have to Say

  • Bruno Lavit, Senior release engineer, ForgeRock

    "Before WhiteSource, we were using a manual and painful process to manage our open source usage. Thanks to WhiteSource, we are now able to continuously monitor our open source components. This is a huge benefit for us. WhiteSource had made our life easier."

  • Martin Bailey, Product Director – Enterprise Software, Temenos Group

    “With WhiteSource we have a comprehensive inventory of all the Open Source components, and can ensure full compliance with our license policies. We can now rapidly answer any questions from prospects and be certain we are 100% accurate, all without wasting any of our developers’ valuable time“

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By activating this benefit, you (1) agree to abide by WhiteSource Software terms of service and privacy policy, (2) represent that you are Microsoft Visual Studio subscriber and are not activating this benefit for anyone else other than yourself, (3) acknowledge and agree that any information you may provide to WhiteSource Software may be shared with Microsoft. Benefit only available for new WhiteSource Software subscribers. You also agree to receive email communications from WhiteSource Software about your account and features.