WhiteSource Room for Improvement

HeadOfDe306b
Head of Department for Software Engineering and Integration
Every product has room for improvement, including WhiteSource. The stability of the product is web-based. We are obliged to use the Internet Explorer, and from time-to-time I get messages which tells me that I do not have the rights to use WhiteSource, which is obviously wrong. I also suggested it to WhiteSource, and they told me that WhiteSource only works reliably for Firefox and Chrome. This has some room for improvement for me. Make the product available in a very stable way for other web browsers. From time to time, the dashboards don't display the full content that I expect. It seems that licenses are not shown nor are products are shown in full detail. I am just missing things at times. This might be due to the Internet Explorer issue, and if I am not using the right web browser, then maybe it does not work correctly. View full review »
Daniel Hall
Technical Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We specifically use this solution within our CICD pipelines in Azure DevOps, and we would like to have a gate so that if the score falls below a certain value then we can block the pipeline from running. This would give us some sort of automated assurance. This is probably the feature that we'd most like to see. View full review »
Bruno Lavit
Release Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Notifications could be improved. Everything else is OK. If one of our products is using a dependency with a black-listed license (LGPL, for example) we like to notify the developer who added this dependency. And we use the same notification if you try to use a component with no license or no copyright information. View full review »
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Josep Barranco
Director at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Better ACL and more role definitions. This product could be used by large organisations but it definitely needs a better role/action model. Right now (in my understanding) there are roles for WhiteSource Admin and Members and Product Admins and Members. Here are some suggestions: * When you create a new product “A” (for example) then automatically create the user groups A-Admin, A-Members, A-Alerts and A-Approvers. In that way you just need to assign users. * Have a new role “Product Status Updates”, because I don’t want all product admins to receive the status or to have all who get the status as product admins. * Have a new role “WhiteSource Status Updates” - I want to have different groups to be admins or to receive a status report. * Have a new role “Audit” to receive audits. View full review »
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