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OWTF aims to make pen testing:

  • Aligned with OWASP Testing Guide + PTES + NIST
  • More efficient
  • More comprehensive
  • More creative and fun (minimise un-creative work)

so that pentesters will have more time to

  • See the big picture and think out of the box
  • More efficiently find, verify and combine vulnerabilities
  • Have time to investigate complex vulnerabilities like business logic/architectural flaws or virtual hosting sessions
  • Perform more tactical/targeted fuzzing on seemingly risky areas
  • Demonstrate true impact despite the short timeframes we are typically given to test.


You can see what OWASP OWTF is all about in the following video:

For more videos please see the YouTube channel


What is OWTF?

OWASP OWTF is a project focused on penetration testing efficiency and alignment of security tests to security standards like: The OWASP Testing Guide (v3 and v4), the OWASP Top 10, PTES and NIST.

OWASP OWTF Installation


The current version of OWASP OWTF is OWTF 1.0.1 "Lionheart".

OWASP OWTF Documentation

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OWASP OWTF Release blog posts

OWASP OWTF Talk blog posts

OWASP OWTF Mailing List

OWASP OWTF IRC Channel: #owtf on Freenode


The following links provide access to materials for OWTF talks (video, slides, etc.):

OWTF Talks at 7-a.org

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OWTF is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers.

But we have also been helped by many organizations, either financially or through other means:

OWTF attempts to solve the "penetration testers are never given enough time to test properly" problem, or in other words, OWTF = Test/Exploit ASAP, with this in mind, as of right now, the priorities are:

  • To improve security testing efficiency (i.e. test more in less time)
  • To improve security testing coverage (i.e. test more)
  • Gradually integrate the best tools
  • Unite the best tools and make them work together with the security tester
  • Remove or Reduce the need to babysit security tools during security assessments
  • Be a respository of PoC resource links to assist exploitation of vulnerabilities in order to illustrate risk to businesses.
  • Help penetration testers save time on report writing

Involvement in the development and promotion of OWTF is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP OWTF (home page)
Purpose: The Offensive (Web) Testing Framework is an OWASP+PTES-focused try to unite great tools and make pen testing more efficient.

Please see: http://owtf.org http://blog.7-a.org/search/label/OWTF%20Talks http://www.slideshare.net/abrahamaranguren

License: BSD License
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Abraham Aranguren @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Abraham Aranguren @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Abraham Aranguren @ to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
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