OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project

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The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications.

It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing.

ZAP provides automated scanners as well as a set of tools that allow you to find security vulnerabilities manually.


ZAP came second in the Top Security Tools of 2014 as voted by ToolsWatch.org readers

For a quick overview of ZAP and an introduction to version 2.4.0 see these tutorial videos on YouTube:


For more videos see the links on the wiki videos page.

Interested in a ZAP talk or training event? See the talks tab. Not one near you? Contact a Zap Evangelist to arrange one!

Want a very quick introduction? See the project pamphlet.

For a slightly longer introduction see the project presentation.

For more details about ZAP, including the full user guide, see the wiki.

We recently asked our users for feedback about ZAP, you can see their responses (which are separate for each languages) here: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

funds to OWASP earmarked for Zed Attack Proxy.

Quick Download

Download OWASP ZAP!

News and Events

Please see the News and Talks tabs

Change Log

Code Repo

OWASP ZAP on Google Code

Email List

Questions? Please ask on the ZAP User Group

Project Leader

Project Leader
Simon Bennetts @

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Upcoming Talks/Training:

2015 March 4: Tunisia / Africa: Zack Syn: OWASP ZAP Workshop

Owasp Zed Attack Proxy: Zap, est un projet phare de l’organisation OWASP. Ce scanner de vulnérabilité a été imaginé pour s’adapter à votre contexte professionnel, que vous soyez auditeur, testeur fonctionnel ou développeur, Zap vous assistera pour automatiser vos scans et répondra aux particularités de votre application.

La session se divise en deux parties, un fast talk et un workshop pour explorer les features avec un focus sur les celles apportées par la prochaine release.

Hack Zone : The Hack Zone event is a scientific event which deals with computer security and encloses the theoretical to the practical in order to meet the knowledge and good security practices in the IT world. Throughout this 24-hour event, participants will be able to learn about computer security during conferences, discuss and ask questions during the workshops and practice during the challenge which will last 14 hours.This year, in its second edition, this event became national in scope and almost all security clubs in Tunisia have registered, even computer security experts will attend and share with us some of their knowledge.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/csi_ensi


Latest News:


Yes, you can now buy ZAP related gear!

Its your chance to show your support for the project, c/o `CafePress`.

Click on the tshirt to enter the ZAP Gear Store:



ZAP is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers.

But we have also been helped by many organizations, either financially or by encouraging their employees to work on ZAP:


Some of ZAP's features:

  • Open source
  • Cross platform (it even runs on a Raspberry Pi!)
  • Easy to install (just requires java 1.7)
  • Completely free (no paid for 'Pro' version)
  • Ease of use a priority
  • Comprehensive help pages
  • Fully internationalized
  • Translated into over 20 languages
  • Community based, with involvement actively encouraged
  • Under active development by an international team of volunteers

ZAP is a fork of the well regarded Paros Proxy.


ZAP supports the following languages:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

You can use Crowdin to help improve these translations or add new ones right now!


Release 2.4.0

ZAP 2.4.0 has been released, which includes:

  • Attack Mode
  • Advanced Fuzzing
  • Scan Policies
  • Scan Dialogs with Advanced Options
  • Hiding Unused Tabs
  • New Add-ons
  • New Scan Rules
  • Changed Scan Rules
  • More User Interface Changes
  • Extended API Support
  • Internationalized Help Add-ons

For more details see http://owasp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/owasp-zap-240.html


Involvement in the development of ZAP is actively encouraged!

You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute.

Some of the ways you can help:

Feature Requests

Please raise new feature requests as enhancement requests here: http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/issues/list

If there are existing requests you are also interested in then please 'star' them - that way we can see which features people are most interested in and can prioritize them accordingly.


Please use the zaproxy-users Google Group for feedback:

  • What do like?
  • What don't you like?
  • What features could be made easier to use?
  • How could the help pages be improved?

Log issues

Have you had a problem using ZAP?

If so and its not already been logged then please report it


Are you fluent in another language? Can you help translate ZAP into that language?

You can use Crowdin to do that!


If you fancy having a go at adding functionality to ZAP then please get in touch via the zaproxy-develop Google Group.

Again, you do not have to be a security expert to contribute code - working on ZAP could be great way to learn more about web application security!

If you actively contribute to ZAP then you will be invited to join the project.

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