A CLI tool and go library for generating a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) from container images and filesystems.
- Catalog container images and filesystems to discover packages and libraries.
- Linux distribution identification (supports Alpine, BusyBox, CentOS/RedHat, Debian/Ubuntu flavored distributions)
- Supports Docker and OCI image formats
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To generate an SBOM for a Docker or OCI image:
The above output includes only software that is visible in the container (i.e., the squashed representation of the image).
To include software from all image layers in the SBOM, regardless of its presence in the final image, provide
syft <image> --scope all-layers
Syft can generate a SBOM from a variety of sources:
# catalog a container image archive (from the result of `docker image save ...`, `podman save ...`, or `skopeo copy` commands) syft path/to/image.tar # catalog a directory syft path/to/dir
The output format for Syft is configurable as well:
syft <image> -o <format>
formats available are:
json: Use this to get as much information out of Syft as possible!
text: A row-oriented, human-and-machine-friendly output.
cyclonedx: A XML report conforming to the CycloneDX 1.2 specification.
table: A columnar summary (default).
Recommended (macOS and Linux)
# install the latest version to /usr/local/bin curl -sSfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/anchore/syft/main/install.sh | sh -s -- -b /usr/local/bin # install a specific version into a specific dir curl -sSfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/anchore/syft/main/install.sh | sh -s -- -b <SOME_BIN_PATH> <RELEASE_VERSION>
brew tap anchore/syft brew install syft
Configuration search paths:
Configuration options (example values are the default):
# the output format of the SBOM report (options: table, text, json) # same as -o ; SYFT_OUTPUT env var output: "table" # the search space to look for packages (options: all-layers, squashed) # same as -s ; SYFT_SCOPE env var scope: "squashed" # suppress all output (except for the SBOM report) # same as -q ; SYFT_QUIET env var quiet: false # enable/disable checking for application updates on startup # same as SYFT_CHECK_FOR_APP_UPDATE env var check-for-app-update: true log: # use structured logging # same as SYFT_LOG_STRUCTURED env var structured: false # the log level; note: detailed logging suppress the ETUI # same as SYFT_LOG_LEVEL env var level: "error" # location to write the log file (default is not to have a log file) # same as SYFT_LOG_FILE env var file: "" anchore: # (feature-preview) enable uploading of results to Anchore Enterprise automatically (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as SYFT_ANCHORE_UPLOAD_ENABLED env var upload-enabled: false # (feature-preview) the Anchore Enterprise Host or URL to upload results to (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as -H ; SYFT_ANCHORE_HOST env var host: "" # (feature-preview) the path after the host to the Anchore External API (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as SYFT_ANCHORE_PATH env var path: "" # (feature-preview) the username to authenticate against Anchore Enterprise (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as -u ; SYFT_ANCHORE_USERNAME env var username: "" # (feature-preview) the password to authenticate against Anchore Enterprise (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as -p ; SYFT_ANCHORE_PASSWORD env var password: "" # (feature-preview) path to dockerfile to be uploaded with the syft results to Anchore Enterprise (supported on Enterprise 3.0+) # same as -d ; SYFT_ANCHORE_DOCKERFILE env var dockerfile: ""