OWASP Stinger Version 1

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The J2EE platform does not include any validation features. This leaves many organizations to craft their own validation mechanisms, often incomplete, flawed, and inefficient. The basic idea is to define validation rules for the headers, cookies, and parameters of an HTTP request. These rules are specified in simple XML files using the 'Security Validation Definition Language.'

Project Lead

The OWASP Stinger Project leader is Wesley West.


Stinger is offered under the LGPL. For further information on OWASP licenses, please consult the OWASP Licenses page.


The 1.x version is no longer maintained or supported.

  • Click here to download the latest version of the OWASP Stinger 1.x series
  • Click here to read about the OWASP Stinger 1.0 implementation

Feedback and Participation

We hope you find Stinger useful. Please contribute back to the project by sending your comments, questions, and suggestions to the Stinger mailing list. Thanks!

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The Open Web Application Security Project is purely an open-source community driven effort. As such, all projects and research efforts are contributed and maintained with an individual's spare time. If you have found this or any other project useful, please support OWASP with a donation.

Project Sponsors

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