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The OWASP Security Knowledge Framework is an open source web application that explains secure coding principles in multiple programming languages. The goal of OWASP-SKF is to help you learn and integrate security by design in your software development and build applications that are secure by design. OWASP-SKF does this through manageable software development projects with checklists (using OWASP-ASVS/OWASP-MASVS or custom security checklists) and labs to practice security verification (using SKF-Labs, OWASP Juice-shop, and best practice code examples from SKF and the OWASP-Cheatsheets).

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Our experience taught us that the current level of security of web-applications is not sufficient enough to ensure security. This is mainly because web-developers simply aren't aware of the risks and dangers that are lurking, waiting to be exploited by hackers.

Because of this we decided to develop a framework in order to create a guide-system available for all developers so they can develop applications secure by design from the start.

SKF Features

SKF Flow


Kubernetes installation how to

Bare metal / on premise installation how to

Docker-compose local how to

SKF K8s Raspberry pi cluster how to

SKF Chatbot installation how to

Updating Database

There is a method available to update the content of the SKF application.

When you have modified or created new Knowledge base items, code examples or checklist you need to run the following commands in the SKF root directory:

export FLASK_APP=skf/
flask updatedb

Updating chatbot

There is a method available to update the dataset of the SKF chatbot application.

When you have modified or created new Knowledge base items, code examples or checklist you need to run the following commands in the SKF root directory:

export FLASK_APP=skf/
flask initdataset


For more detailed information such as setting up an admin account and user guides please see the extended documentation that can be found below:

Readme: extended documentation


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SKF Build details: Python:

DELIVER BETTER CODE. We help developers deliver code confidently by showing which parts of your code aren't covered by your test suite.
SKF Coveralls details: for Angular:

Code coverage done right. Highly integrated with GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab.
SKF codecov details: pip packages:

Stay Up-to-date! Stay secure! monitors your Python projects dependencies, and notify you whenever any of your dependency is out-of-date.
SKF Requires details:

Monitor HTTP(s), Ping, Port and check Keywords. Get alerted via e-mail, SMS, Twitter, web-hooks or push. View uptime, downtime and response times. &
Bringing you the best SSL/TLS and PKI testing tools and documentation.
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Copyright (C) 2021  Glenn ten Cate, Riccardo ten Cate

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
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  • Glenn ten Cate
  • Riccardo ten Cate
  • Lucas Luitjes
  • Mattijs van Ommeren
  • Alexander Kaasjager
  • John Haley
  • Daniel Paulus
  • Erik de Kuijper
  • Roderick Schaefer
  • Jim Manico
  • Martijn Gijsberti Hodenpijl
  • Bithin Alangot
  • Martin Knobloch
  • Adam Fisher
  • Tom Wirschell
  • Joerg Stephan
  • Simon Brakhane
  • Gerco Grandia
  • Ross Nanopoulos
  • Bob van den Heuvel
  • Mariano Jose Abdala
  • Ilguiz Latypov
  • Laurence Keijmel
  • Rick Mitchell (Kingthorin)
  • Xenofon Vassilakopoulos
  • Heeraj Nair
  • Alpha Kitonga
  • Wojciech Regua
  • Amadeusz Starzykiewicz
  • Adam Zima
  • Kacper Madej
  • Rafa Fronczyk
  • Chang Xu (Neo)
  • Martin Marsicano
  • Priyanka Jain
  • Chandrasekar Karthickrajan
  • Leena Bhegade
  • Balazs Hambalko
  • Rudy Truyens
  • Giulio Comi
  • Aniket Surwade
  • Thiago Luiz Dimbarre
  • Harshant Sharma
  • Semen Rozhkov
  • Mehtab Zafar
  • Daniel Spilsbury
  • Akash M
  • Tess Sluijter
  • Xavier Rene-Corail
  • Jacob O'Toole (on behalf of MeVitae)

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