OWASP Juice Shop 7.x

An intentionally insecure JavaScript Web Application
The most trustworthy online shop out there (@dschadow) — The best juice shop on the whole internet! (@shehackspurple)


Presentation by Björn Kimminich / @bkimminich

Why "Juice Shop"?!?

Translating "dump" or "useless outfit" into German yields "Saftladen" which can be reverse-translated word by word into "juice shop". Hence the project name.
That the initials "JS" match with those of "JavaScript" was purely coincidental!

Click here for a live demo!

Unsuspectingly browse the Juice Shop like Average Joe!

Simple Installation

Comes with cloud, local and containerized run options

Multi-language support

Full UI translation available for 17+ languages

Over 50 Hacking Challenges

Covering various vulnerabilities and serious design flaws

OWASP Juice Shop covers all vulnerabilities from the latest OWASP Top 10 and more.

Challenge Difficulty

Contains low-hanging fruits & hard-to-crack nuts

Direct Route to Victory

Some challenges can be immediately attacked head-on

Information Gathering pays off

Most challenges are easier to solve after some research

Multi-stage Attack Challenges

The toughest challenges require multiple preparation steps

Score Board

Challenge progress is tracked on server-side

Immediate Feedback

Solved challenges are announced as push notifications

Restore your Progress

Auto-saves your hacking progress and restores on server restart

Juice Shop is CTF-ready

Flag codes can optionally be displayed for solved challenges

Frictionless CTF-Events

All participants use individual Juice Shop instances anywhere, sharing only the flag code-ctfKey and a central score server.

CTF Extension 3.x

Utility project to help you host a hacking event on CTFd

Install from NPM

npm i -g juice-shop-ctf-cli

Setup Wizard

Run juice-shop-ctf on the command line and let a wizard create a data-backup .zip-archive to conveniently import into CTFd

CTFd for OWASP Juice Shop

Your CTFd instance will be ready-to-hack in <5min

Quiet Mode

Hide ribbon & notifications for zero distraction in security awareness trainings

Simply start application with NODE_ENV=quiet environment variable defined!

Awareness Scare-Tactics

Noisy XSS demo with sneaky off-site credentials keylogger

You can experience & show this live only from within the Vagrant box run option!


Fully customizable business context and look & feel

Configurative Customization

Customize the application via a simple YAML file

  port: 3000
  domain: "juice-sh.op"
  name: "OWASP Juice Shop"
  logo: "JuiceShop_Logo.png"
  favicon: "favicon_v2.ico"
  numberOfRandomFakeUsers: 0
  showChallengeSolvedNotifications: true
  showCtfFlagsInNotifications: false
  showChallengeHints: true
  theme: "slate"
  gitHubRibbon: "orange"
  twitterUrl: "https://twitter.com/owasp_juiceshop"
  facebookUrl: "https://www.facebook.com/owasp.juiceshop"
    topProductImage: "fruit_press.jpg"
    bottomProductImage: "apple_pressings.jpg"
products: []
Eat your own dog food: The Juice Shop default look & feel is declared in default.yml

Choose your own inventory

The YAML configuration allows you to override all products

  - name: "Product Name"
    price: 100
    description: "Product Description"
    image: "(https://somewhe.re/)image.png"
    useForProductTamperingChallenge: false
    useForChristmasChallenge: false
    fileForRetrieveBlueprintChallenge: ~
      - text: "Customer Review"
        author: "jim"
Too much effort? Just declare the name and the app will generate the rest randomly!

Modern Web-Architecture

JavaScript all the way from UI to REST API

Test Pyramid

Maximizing Test Automation & Code Coverage


Build Process

Automated Continuous Integration & Demo Deployment


If FAQ & README don't help, ask in the chat or open an issue

Can I use my Pentesting toys?

Yes, definitely! Use whatever pentesting tools you like the most!

Proxies like OWASP ZAP or BurpSuite Free Edition can definitely be useful. Automatic tools like Arachni or Nikto might find some vulnerabilities but will obviously not be able to get the Score Board to 100% for you.

Can I do a white box pentest?

No! The code from GitHub would spoiler all challenge solutions!

You can of course use everything - including sources - that application leaked to you directly!

Can I use the internet?

Yes! Feel free to look for ideas, clues & hints everywhere!

Again: Except for the application's own GitHub repository & the logs of its Travis-CI build jobs!

Installation does not work!

Please carefully follow the instructions in the README

If Setup & Troubleshooting docs don't help, you can always ask the community or open an issue!

What if I crash the server?

The application is cleanly reset on every startup

Your Score Board progress is saved automatically and will restore after server restart!

I'm stuck with a challenge!

Find helpful hints in the free official companion guide on Leanpub

The eBook can also be read online on GitBook. You can always ask for hints in the community chat as well!

I found another vulnerability!

Please report untracked vulnerabilities by opening an issue

Of course you can also contribute directly by opening a pull request. Just stick to the contribution guide!

Are there other ways to contribute?

Of course! Visit our backlog on Waffle.io & translations on Crowdin

Stories or issues labelled with  ready  and  good first issue  /  help wanted  are the best starting point!

Is there a contribution reward?

For your 1st merged pull request you'll get some stickers from us

Serial contributors might even get t-shirts, mugs and other glorious merchandise for free!

Roadmap 6.x and beyond

  • Major TechStack Update (Angular, Sequelize)
  • Have a juicy CTFd Theme for extra immersion
  • Nomination & promotion to  Flagship  Project 

Timeline? When it's done!

Additional Information

Official Site http://owasp-juice.shop
Sourcecode https://github.com/bkimminich/juice-shop

Bjoern's Material on Web Application Security

Web Application Security in a Nutshell http://webappsec-nutshell.kimminich.de
Web Application Security in a Nutshell (for Managers) http://webappsec-nutshell.kimminich.de/management-edition.html
Web Application Security Training Workshop http://slideshare.net/BjrnKimminich/web-application-security-21684264

Copyright (c) 2014-2018 Björn Kimminich

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