Help Your Developers Choose the Right Component the First Time

Kick your development into hyperspeed with WhiteSource’s latest tool for faster, more efficient work with open source components


What Is It All About? 

WhiteSource’s Web Advisor allows your developers to see a snapshot of a component’s details before they download it to their repository. The Chrome extension quickly identifies open source component package reference on web pages such as Stack Overflow, Maven Central, and RubyGems.

With a simple click on the icon in the page, developers can view important details to help them decide whether or not to add a new component. Details include known vulnerabilities, quality scores, and if the component is currently in use within your organization.

Selecting the right component the first time can make your team’s development more effective, saving you valuable time and money by preventing costly tear and replace ops later down the line when nearing release deadlines.

How Does It Work?

What Information Does It Provide?

Once you click on the WhiteSource WebAdvisor extension it scans the page and detects all package references, and provides the following information on each open source component.

  • License: identifies the component’s license.
  • Outdated: informs you if there’s a newer version.
  • Policies: shows you whether the component meets your company’s policy as configured in your WhiteSource account.
  • Projects: shows you if your organization is already using this library and number of occurrences.
  • Security vulnerabilities: each shield accounts for a different vulnerability and severity is demonstrated by color.
  • Quality: provides an overall score based on the number of commits, version releases etc.

Are You Ready to Join the Shift Left Revolution?


WhiteSource Web Advisor is being offered now for free to WhiteSource customers, empowering your development to choose better components the first time. If you are not already a WhiteSource customer, this is your opportunity to take advantage of our wide range of benefits.

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WhiteSource empowers businesses to develop better software by harnessing the power of open source. Your developers depend on open source components to work faster and focus on developing strong and innovative products. Sign up now for a FREE TRIAL with WhiteSource now and develop with confidence.

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  • No installation required.
  • Unlimited reports and full access to all features.
  • Free technical support during your trial.
  • To start, we’ll contact you for a quick set up call to create your account. You’ll be able to start running immediately after.

Important: If you already have a WhiteSource account, contact us to get access to the WhiteSource Web Advisor.