Analyze Docker Image (Web UI)

This tutorial aims to show you how to scan a docker image input file using the ScanCode Web UI while introducing you to the interface’s various features.


This tutorial is intended for anyone who prefers interacting with a visual interface when working with If you prefer using the command line, you can check our command line tutorial: Analyze Codebase (Command Line).


This tutorial assumes you have a current version of installed locally on your machine with an access to the ScanCode Web UI. If you do not have them already, you can take a look at our Installation guide for instructions.


We’ll assume that you have:


You can view our User Interface section for general information about the Web UI.


  • From the homepage, click on the “New Project” button to create a new project named alpine-httpie. You will be directed to the “Create a Project” page where you need to fill in the new project’s details.

  • Paste the input Docker image’s URL, docker://alpine/httpie, in the “Download URL” field, which fetches the image from the provided URL.

  • Use the “Pipeline” dropdown list, add the analyze_docker_image pipeline to your project.

  • You can add and execute the analyze_docker_image pipeline in one operation by checking the “Execute pipeline now” checkbox.



You can create a new project while leaving the Inputs and Pipeline fields blank; however, it’s required to provide a project Name!

  • Finally, click the “Create” button



Please note that when you choose to create a new project and execute the pipeline in one operation, the process may take few minutes before it completes.

The previous screenshot shows the home screen with the new “alpine-httpie” project and other existing projects. The home screen also shows a summary of the number of Packages, Code Resources, and Errors—if any—discovered during the scan process. It also contains any Pipelines used and their execution status, i.e.:

  • Not started

  • Queued

  • Running

  • Success

  • Failure

Plus, the ability to download the generated results in JSON and Excel (XLSX) file formats, covered in Output Files.


Refer to the complementary Review Scan Results (Web UI) page, to understand this tutorial’s scan results/output.