The Coverity Scan service was initiated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the largest public-private sector research project in the world, focused on open source software quality and security; it is now a free service to the open source community.
Below are listed the main CoverityScan features that have been adopted by Foundation projects.
- Integration with CI environments
- Scans code for security vulnerabilities
- Scans code for bad practices
- Scans code for bugs
Please note that Coverity applies frequency build limits; the build configuration (and/or branching strategy) must be adapted to avoid high submission rate.
CoverityScan provides a Github signup that grants access to a personal dashboard and register a new Github project.