OWASP Documentation Project Template

From OWASP
Jump to: navigation, search

Main

OWASP Project Header.jpg

Instructions are in RED text and should be removed from your document by deleting the text with the span tags. This document is intended to serve as an example of what is required of an OWASP project wiki page. The text in red serves as instructions, while the text in black serves as an example. Text in black is expected to be replaced entirely with information specific to your OWASP project.

Project About

PROJECT INFO
What does this OWASP project offer you?
RELEASE(S) INFO
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: N/A
Purpose: N/A
License: N/A
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s): N/A
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: N/A
Project Roadmap: Not Yet Created
Key Contacts
  • Contact the GPC to contribute to this project
  • Contact the GPC to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
Not Yet Published
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed


other releases


OWASP Documentation Project Template

This section should include an overview of what the project is, why the project was started, and what security issue is being addressed by the project deliverable. Some readers may be discouraged from looking further at the project if they do not understand the significance of the security concern that is being addressed, so provide enough context so the average reader will continue on with reading the description. You shouldn't assume the reader will understand the objective by providing security terminology, e.g. this project builds cryptographic algorithms, but should also endeavor to explain what they are used for.

The OWASP Documentation Template Project is a template designed to help Project Leaders create suitable project pages for OWASP Projects. By following the instructional text in red (and then deleting it) it should be easier to understand what information OWASP and the project users are looking for. And it's easy to get started by simply creating a new project from the appropriate project template.

Description

This is where you need to add your more robust project description. A project description should outline the purpose of the project, how it is used, and the value it provides to application security. Ideally, project descriptions should be written in such a way that there is no question what value the project provides to the software security community. This section will be seen and used in various places within the Projects Portal. Poorly written project descriptions therefore detract from a project’s visibility, so project leaders should ensure that the description is meaningful.

The Documentation Project Template is simply a sample project that was developed for instructional purposes that can be used to create default project pages for a Documentation project. After copying this template to your new project, all you have to do is follow the instructions in red, replace the sample text with text suited for your project, and then delete the sections in red. Doing so should make it clearer to both consumers of this project, as well as OWASP reviewers who are trying to determine if the project can be promoted to the next category. The information requested is also intended to help Project Leaders think about the roadmap and feature priorities, and give guidance to the reviews as a result of that effort.

Creating a new set of project pages from scratch can be a challenging task. By providing a sample layout, with instructional text and examples, the OWASP Documentation Project Template makes it easier for Project Leaders to create effective security projects and hence helps promote security.

Contextual custom dictionary builder with character substitution and word variations for pen-testers

Licensing

A project must be licensed under a community friendly or open source license. For more information on OWASP recommended licenses, please see OWASP Licenses. While OWASP does not promote any particular license over another, the vast majority of projects have chosen a Creative Commons license variant for documentation projects, or a GNU General Public License variant for tools and code projects. This example assumes that you want to use the AGPL 3.0 license.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the link GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. OWASP XXX and any contributions are Copyright © by {the Project Leader(s) or OWASP} {Year(s)}.

Roadmap

As of November, 2013, the highest priorities for the next 6 months are:

  • Complete the first draft of the Tool Project Template
  • Get other people to review the Tool Project Template and provide feedback
  • Incorporate feedback into changes in the Tool Project Template
  • Finalize the Documentation Project template and have it reviewed to be promoted from an Incubator Project to a Lab Project

Subsequent Releases will add

  • Internationalization Support
  • Additional Unit Tests
  • Automated Regression tests

Getting Involved

Involvement in the development and promotion of Documentation Project Template is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert or a programmer to contribute. Some of the ways you can help are as follows:

Project Resources

This is where you can link to the key locations for project files, including setup programs, the source code repository, online documentation, a Wiki Home Page, threaded discussions about the project, and Issue Tracking system, etc.

Installation Package

Source Code

What's New (Revision History)

Documentation

Wiki Home Page

Issue Tracker

Slide Presentation

Video

Project Leader

A project leader is the individual who decides to lead the project throughout its lifecycle. The project leader is responsible for communicating the project’s progress to the OWASP Foundation, and he/she is ultimately responsible for the project’s deliverables. The project leader must provide OWASP with his/her real name and contact e-mail address for his/her project application to be accepted, as OWASP prides itself on the openness of its products, operations, and members.

Project leader's name

Related Projects

This is where you can link to other OWASP Projects that are similar to yours.

Classifications

Project Type Files TOOL.jpg
Incubator Project Owasp-builders-small.png
Owasp-defenders-small.png
Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License