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Trivy Documentation

👋 Welcome to Trivy Documentation! To help you get around, please notice the different sections at the top global menu:

  • You are currently in the [Getting Started] section where you can find general information and help with first steps.
  • In the Tutorials section you can find step-by-step guides that help you accomplish specific tasks.
  • In the CLI section you will find the complete reference documentation for all of the different features and settings that Trivy has to offer.
  • In the Ecosystem section you will find how Trivy works together with other tools and applications that you might already use.
  • In the Contributing section you will find instructions about developing Trivy, and contribution guidelines.

About Trivy

Trivy (pronunciation) is a comprehensive and versatile security scanner. Trivy has scanners that look for security issues, and targets where it can find those issues.

Targets (what Trivy can scan):

  • Container Image
  • Filesystem
  • Git Repository (remote)
  • Virtual Machine Image
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS

Scanners (what Trivy can find there):

  • OS packages and software dependencies in use (SBOM)
  • Known vulnerabilities (CVEs)
  • IaC issues and misconfigurations
  • Sensitive information and secrets
  • Software licenses

Quick Start

Get Trivy

Trivy is available in most common distribution methods. The full list of installation options is available in the Installation page, here are a few popular options:

Trivy is integrated with many popular platforms and applications. The full list of integrations is available in the Ecosystem page. Here are a few popular options:

General usage

trivy <target> [--security-checks <scanner1,scanner2>] <subject>


trivy image python:3.4-alpine
Demo: Vulnerability Detection
trivy fs --security-checks vuln,secret,config myproject/
Demo: Misconfiguration Detection
trivy k8s --report summary cluster
Demo: Secret Detection


  • Comprehensive vulnerability detection
    • OS packages (Alpine Linux, Red Hat Universal Base Image, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, CBL-Mariner, Oracle Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Enterprise Linux, Photon OS and Distroless)
    • Language-specific packages (Bundler, Composer, Pipenv, Poetry, npm, yarn, Cargo, NuGet, Maven, and Go)
    • High accuracy, especially [Alpine Linux][alpine] and RHEL/CentOS
  • Supply chain security (SBOM support)
    • Support CycloneDX
    • Support SPDX
    • Generating and Scanning SBOM
    • Leveraging in-toto attestations
    • Integrated with [Sigstore]
  • Misconfiguration detection (IaC scanning)
    • Wide variety of security checks are provided out of the box
    • Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, and more
    • User-defined policies using [OPA Rego][rego]
  • Secret detection
    • A wide variety of built-in rules are provided out of the box
    • User-defined patterns
    • Efficient scanning of container images
  • Simple
    • Available in apt, yum, brew, dockerhub
    • No pre-requisites such as a database, system libraries, or eny environmental requirements. The binary runs anywhere.
    • The first scan will finish within 10 seconds (depending on your network). Consequent scans will finish instantaneously.
  • Fits your workflow
    • Great for CI such as GitHub Actions, Jenkins, GitLab CI, etc.
    • Available as extension for IDEs such as vscode, jetbrains, vim
    • Available as extension for Docker Desktop, Rancher Desktop
    • See Ecosystem section in the documentation.


How to pronounce the name "Trivy"?

tri is pronounced like trigger, vy is pronounced like envy.

Trivy is an Aqua Security open source project.
Learn about our open source work and portfolio here.
Contact us about any matter by opening a GitHub Discussion here