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.
Want to help us make ZAP even better for you?
Just fill in the ZAP User Questionnaire which is available in both English and Spanish!
You can view the responses so far (which are separate for each languages) here: English, Spanish
ZAP 2.1.0 is available via the above link!
For more details about 2.1.0 see the release notes
You can also get cross platform weekly releases which include all of the latest changes.
For a quick overview of ZAP and an introduction to version 2.0.0 see these tutorial videos on YouTube:
For more videos see the links on the wiki videos page.
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.
2013 August 23: AppSec EU Hamburg Simon Bennetts: ZAP Innovations
The Zed Attack Proxy is one of the most popular OWASP projects, and has an enthusiastic developer community which encourages participation.
There are many new developments in progress that will provide functionality currently unavailable in other security tools.
In this session Simon will give a quick introduction for newcomers to ZAP, and then dive into the new changes
2013 November 20: AppSec USA New York Simon Bennetts: Zed Attack Proxy
The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is now one of the most popular OWASP projects.
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 as well as being a useful addition to an experienced pen tester's toolbox.
This talk will focus on the latest changes to ZAP and the plans for it’s future.
Due to the growing number of people working on ZAP, and the fact that there are 5 ZAP related Google Summer of Code 2013 projects, the content of the talk will be announced closer to the conference date.
2013 November 20: AppSec USA New York Project Summit: Zed Attack Proxy
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 functionality:
Some of ZAP's features:
ZAP is a fork of the well regarded Paros Proxy.
ZAP supports the following languages:
You can use Crowdin to help improve these translations or add new ones right now!
ZAP 2.1.0 has been released.
For more details see http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/wiki/HelpReleases2_1_0
The next release is currently planned for August 2013, and is likely to include changes to support the 5 Google Summer of Code 2013 projects.
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:
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-develop Google Group for feedback:
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.
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 a new to penetration testing.