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More value for your team with Connected Mode

Seamless IDE to CI integration

Connected mode joins SonarLint to SonarCloud and SonarQube for additional value. Shared code quality expectations, deeper issue analysis, smart notifications, and more!

Explore the benefits of connected mode

  • Sharing of team decisions

  • Smart notifications

  • Integrated issue lifecycle management

  • Clean as You Code directly in the IDE

  • Tackle advanced issues in the IDE

  • Detect exposed secrets

Sharing of team decisions

In connected mode to SonarCloud or SonarQube, the binding of your project enables the sharing of the quality profile, project settings, sync of rule description customizations, and issue status (Accept/False Positive) to the IDE.

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Is your organization’s setup self-managed? If so, try Connected Mode with SonarQube to experience real-time issue detection and fixes inside your preferred IDE.

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Is your team, code, and workflow fully cloud-based? If so, try Connected Mode with SonarCloud to experience real-time issue detection and fixes inside your preferred IDE.

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SonarQube and SonarLint - more powerful when connected!

Connected Mode enables an issue viewed in SonarQube to be easily opened in SonarLint for detailed examination and resolution.

Unlock additional languages

SonarLint can analyze additional languages, beyond those supported in standalone mode. See the documentation for your specific IDE extension to discover which languages are supported out-of-the-box, and which require Connected Mode.

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frequently asked questions, answered.

SonarLint can connect to either SonarQube or SonarCloud to enable communication of issue reporting and other team decisions between team members. This connection is known as connected mode, and it can be easily set up from within your preferred IDE.

While in connected mode, SonarLint receives notifications from SonarQube/SonarCloud about your Quality Gate changes and new issues. Smart notifications can be enabled and team decisions can be shared. It also helps developers ensure their new code is clean by offering the option to restrict the focus of detection to issues in New Code according to the definition configured in SonarQube/SonarCloud.

Connected mode also unlocks access to various coding languages (the list of languages varies by IDE).

In connected mode advanced issues detected in the branch analysis are reported in the IDE, such as taint vulnerabilities and data flow bugs.

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