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Stable Release Review of the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project - Release ZAP 1.2.0

Project Leader for this Release

Psiinon's Pre-Assessment Checklist:

(This FORM is EDITED via a template)

Alpha level

1. Is this release associated with a project containing at least the Project Wiki Page Minimum Content information?


I believe so

2. Is your tool licensed under an open source license? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - Apache License 2.0, referenced on both http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project and http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/

3. Is the source code and any documentation available in an online project repository? (e.g. Google Code or Sourceforge site) Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/source/checkout

4. Is there working code? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/source/checkout

5. Is there a roadmap for this project release which will take it from Alpha to Stable release? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project#tab=Roadmap

Beta Level

6. Are the Alpha pre-assessment items complete?


I believe so

7. Is there an installer or stand-alone executable? Please point out the link(s).


Yes, for Windows, Linux and Mac OS - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/downloads/list

8. Is there user documentation on the OWASP project wiki page? Please point out the link(s).


There is some documentation on the project page http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project, but this also references the Google Code page which includes the full user guide: http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/wiki/HelpIntro, the latter is generated from the java help pages - migrating it to the OWASP wiki could prove tricky

9. Is there an "About box" or similar help item which lists the following? Please point out the link(s).

  • Project Name
  • Short Description
  • Project Release Lead and contact information (e.g. email address)
  • Project Release Contributors (if any)
  • Project Release License
  • Project Release Sponsors (if any)
  • Release status and date assessed as Month-Year (e.g. March 2009)
  • Link to OWASP Project Page

Yes - there is an about box which include things like the license and OWASP project page link. The credits are in the help file and online here: http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/wiki/HelpCredits

10. Is there documentation on how to build the tool from source including obtaining the source from the code repository? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/wiki/Building

11. Is the tool documentation stored in the same repository as the source code? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/source/browse/#svn/wiki

Stable Level

12. Are the Alpha and Beta pre-assessment items complete?


I believe so

13. Does the tool include documentation built into the tool? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - a full help file is included which is also available online: http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/wiki/HelpIntro

14. Does the tool include build scripts to automate builds? Please point out the link(s)


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/source/browse/trunk/build/build.xml

15. Is there a publicly accessible bug tracking system? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/issues/list

16. Have any existing limitations of the tool been documented? Please point out the link(s).


Yes - all known limitations raised as bugs


First Reviewer

Yiannis's Review:
Ideally, reviewers should be an existing OWASP project leader or chapter leader.

(This FORM is EDITED via a template)

Beta Release Level Questions

1. Is an installer for the tool available and easy to use? How close does it reach the goal of a fully automated installer?


2. Is the end user documentation complete, relevant and presented on the OWASP wiki page?


3. Does the tool have an “About box” or similar help item which allows the end user to get an overview of the state of this tool? Is this information readily available and easy to find?


4. Does the documentation on building the source provide the necessary information and detail to allow someone to build the tool? Is there sufficient detail and information for the target user? Is there any domain specific knowledge that is assumed and not provided?


5. Is the tool's documentation available with the source code and would it readily discoverable by a new user of the tool?


6. Is there anything missing that is critical enough to keep the release at a alpha quality?


Stable Release Level Questions

7. Does the tool substantially address the application security issues it was created to solve?


8. Is the tool reasonably easy to use?


9. Does the documentation meet the needs of the tool users and is easily found?


10. Do the build scripts work as expected? Can you build the tool? The goal is a “One-click” build.


11. Is the bug tracking system usable? Is it hosted at the same place as the source code? (e.g. Google Code, Sourceforge)


12. Have you noted any limitations of the tool that are not already documented by the project lead.


13. Would you consider using this tool in your day to day work assuming your professional work includes a reason to use this tool? Why or why not?


14. What, if anything, is missing which would make this a more useful tool? Is what is missing critical enough to keep the release at a beta quality?


Second Reviewer

TBD's Review:
It is recommended that an OWASP board member or Global Projects Committee member be the second reviewer on Quality releases. The board has the initial option to review the project, followed by the Global Projects Committee.

(This FORM is EDITED via a template)

Beta Release Level Questions

1. Is an installer for the tool available and easy to use? How close does it reach the goal of a fully automated installer?


2. Is the end user documentation complete, relevant and presented on the OWASP wiki page?


3. Does the tool have an “About box” or similar help item which allows the end user to get an overview of the state of this tool? Is this information readily available and easy to find?


4. Does the documentation on building the source provide the necessary information and detail to allow someone to build the tool? Is there sufficient detail and information for the target user? Is there any domain specific knowledge that is assumed and not provided?


5. Is the tool's documentation available with the source code and would it readily discoverable by a new user of the tool?


6. Is there anything missing that is critical enough to keep the release at a alpha quality?


Stable Release Level Questions

7. Does the tool substantially address the application security issues it was created to solve?


8. Is the tool reasonably easy to use?


9. Does the documentation meet the needs of the tool users and is easily found?


10. Do the build scripts work as expected? Can you build the tool? The goal is a “One-click” build.


11. Is the bug tracking system usable? Is it hosted at the same place as the source code? (e.g. Google Code, Sourceforge)


12. Have you noted any limitations of the tool that are not already documented by the project lead.


13. Would you consider using this tool in your day to day work assuming your professional work includes a reason to use this tool? Why or why not?


14. What, if anything, is missing which would make this a more useful tool? Is what is missing critical enough to keep the release at a beta quality?