Configuring Default Policy Rules

When FOSSA encounters unknown licenses or components, you can configure policies to default to a behavior. To set the default, click the "Make Default" button below on the proper categorization:

  1. Uncategorized - When a new policy is created, this is the default categorization. "Uncategorized" leaves the component unknown and does nothing.

  2. Deny - This will trigger a Policy Conflict issue when unknown components are found.

  3. Flag for Review - This will trigger a Policy Flag issue when unknown components are found.

  4. Approve - This will expressly approve unknown components that do not trigger any other issues.

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False Positive Warning

Configuring this feature on large projects can lead to a lot of false positives upon scanning for issues.