Defining Your Application Baseline

How to Create a New Baseline Application.

Using the Application List View for Adding or Deleting

Use the Application List View accessible from the left hand Application menu option. This will take you to a list of all Application Base Versions and Application Versions to which you have access. There is a row for every Environment to which the Application Base Version or Application Version has been assigned. For this reason, there will be multiple entries for the same Application for every update.

The list view is organized on the following columns:

List Column Description
Version The Application Base Version or Application Version number.
Domain The Domain to which the Application belongs.
Parent The Application Base Version from which the Application Version was created. This will be empty for the Application Base Version.
Environment The Environment to which the Application has been assigned. Each Environment will represent a different row in the List View table.
Completed The date and time of the last publish to the listed Environment.
Results Success or Fail.

You can also use the Filter bar, represented by a funnel icon, to reorder your Application List View by:

  • Domain
  • Environment
  • Parent
  • Result
  • Version

Double click on an item to see the Dashboard view.

Additional Tabs from the Application List View

The Application List View has the following Tabs.

Tab Description
Refresh Refreshes the browser.
Add Base Allows you to Add a new Application Base Version.
Add Version Creates a copy of the selected Application in the list, creating a new Application Version.
Delete Deletes the selected item. However, you must delete the Applications starting from the newest to the oldest. The Application Base Version would be deleted last. Sorting by “Version” gives you the order.
Tasks Displays all Application Tasks available for the selected item based on the Tasks defined to the Application Domain. See Tasks for more information.
List Displays the List View.
Map Displays a global Map of all versions of the Application with Components.

Viewing and Editing with the Application Dashboard

The Dashboard view displays all information related to a specific Application Base Version or Application Version. The Dashboard view has two additional tab options - Package Components and Versions. Below are the Details for an Application.

Details Description
Full Domain The fully qualified path of the Domain that the Application is to be associated with, showing all parent Domains.
Name The Name of your Application.
Owner Type Owned by a User or Group.
Owner Name of User or Group.
Summary Description of the Application.
Created The date the Application was added.
Modified The date the Application was updated.

Application Dependencies

The Dependency list shows all of your Package Components. This will remain empty until you assign Components to your Application. You can manually assign Package Components by using the Package Components tab at the top of your Application Dashboard. Alternatively, the recommended method is to automate the collection of this data via a CI/CD Command Line Interface (CLI).


Your Application’s vulnerabilities are derived by aggregating all of your Package Component’s vulnerabilities to the ’logical’ Application level. Vulnerabilities are displayed based on each Component’s SBOM. This data is automatically populated when one or more of your Package Components have an SBOM that produced vulnerability data.

Note - This list may be incomplete if one or more of your Package Components do not have an associated SBOM that can be used to gather vulnerability data.


Your Application’s SBOM is derived by aggregating all of your Package Component’s SBOMs to the ’logical’ Application level.

Note - This list may be incomplete if one or more of your Package Components do not have an associated SBOM.


Users within designated Groups can update or view the Application. To add a Group to one of the access lists, drag and drop the Group from the Available Groups list onto desired access list. All Users who belong to a Group within an Access lists will be granted access to the Application:

Access Description
View Any User in any Group within this list can see the selected Component in the List View.
Change Any User in any Group within this list can make changes to the Component.

Package Components Tab

This tab contains all the Components that make up an Application, linked together using a blueprint designer. Click on the Component Selector on the right side to see the available Components based on Domains and Categories. A Category acts as a tag or label assigned at the Component level and are not specific to Domains. Domains are identified with a sitemap icon. A Category is identified with a Tag icon. Selecting either expands the options to show all available Components.

Click and drag a Component from the list on the far right side and drop it into the Assigned Components area. It will appear in the area as a box containing the name of the Component. It automatically links to the last Component. Right click on the connecting line, select “Delete this Connection”.Create by Click on the anchor (the green dot at the bottom of the Component) to create a new connector. Then drag and drop it onto another Component. Each Component contains Component Items also linked together in the order to be executed.

How to Publish New Application Versions Automatically via Continuous Delivery

Configure a CI/CD system to automatically update new Application versions each time a new GitCommit triggers a new Component to be consumed by your Application. Ortelius in the workflow performs this continuous versioning of new Components and their consuming Applications. For more information, see Using Ortelius with CI/CD.