Bridgecrew setup

You’ll need to sign up for a free Bridgecrew account to follow along with this tutorial. You can sign up for a free account here.

Signup to Bridgecrew


In this tutorial, we’re also going to use Checkov. Checkov works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can install it with pip:

pip3 install checkov

If installing globally on your system (not in a python venv or pipenv) you may need to have permissions to write the libraries to the necessary locations, ie:

sudo pip3 install checkov

If you run into problems, try the alternate install instructions.

Bridgecrew API token

Throughout the tutorial, you’ll need to use a Bridgecrew API token. You can create one here or in your Bridgecrew account by navigating to the Integrations tab and selecting API Token. Add a token for the workshop and make sure to copy it before closing out.

Bridgecrew API token

We’ll use the API token in a few places with the environment variable YOUR_BC_API_KEY. To make following along easier, set this variable to equal your API token using the following command in your terminal: