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OWASP Dependency-Track

Dependency-Track is an intelligent Software Supply Chain Component Analysis platform that allows organizations to identify and reduce risk from the use of third-party and open source components. Dependency-Track takes a unique and highly beneficial approach by leveraging the capabilities of Software Bill-of-Materials (SBOM). This approach provides capabilities that traditional Software Composition Analysis (SCA) solutions cannot achieve.

Dependency-Track monitors component usage across all versions of every application in its portfolio in order to proactively identify risk across an organization. The platform has an API-first design and is ideal for use in Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) environments.



  • Tracks application, library, framework, operating system, and hardware components
  • Tracks component usage across all version of every application in an organizations portfolio
  • Identifies multiple forms of risk including
    • Components with known vulnerabilities
    • Out-of-date components
    • Modified components
    • License risk
    • More coming soon...
  • Integrates with multiple sources of vulnerability intelligence including:
  • Ecosystem agnostic with built-in repository support for:
    • Gems (Ruby)
    • Hex (Erlang/Elixir)
    • Maven (Java)
    • NPM (Javascript)
    • NuGet (.NET)
    • Pypi (Python)
    • More coming soon.
  • Includes a comprehensive auditing workflow for triaging results
  • Configurable notifications supporting Slack, Microsoft Teams, Webhooks, and Email
  • Supports standardized SPDX license ID’s and tracks license use by component
  • Supports importing CycloneDX and SPDX Software Bill-of-Materials (SBOM) formats
  • Easy to read metrics for components, projects, and portfolio
  • Native support for Kenna Security, Fortify SSC, and ThreadFix
  • API-first design facilitates easy integration with other systems
  • API documentation available in OpenAPI format
  • Supports internally managed users, Active Directory/LDAP, and API Keys
  • Simple to install and configure. Get up and running in just a few minutes


Dependency-Track supports the following three deployment options:

  • Executable WAR
  • Conventional WAR
  • Docker container


OWASP Dependency-Track is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.


Quick Download

Ready-to-deploy distributions are available from the Dependency-Track website

News and Events

  • [16 Dec 2019] v3.7.0 Released
  • [01 Oct 2019] v3.6.1 Released
  • [28 Sep 2019] v3.6.0 Released
  • [17 Jul 2019] v3.5.1 Released
  • [07 Jun 2019] v3.5.0 Released

Community Integrations


OWASP Dependency-Track Channel (YouTube)

AppSec Podcast (S03E13)


Dependency-Track Documentation

Project Leader

Steve Springett

Related Projects


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This project would not be possible without the existence of the OWASP_Dependency_Check project. Special thanks to Jeremy Long and the Dependency-Check core team for their hard work.

Dependency-Track Core Team


Dependency-Track is created by a worldwide group of volunteers who have dedicated their time, talent, or provided financial support to the project.

The project would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations that have helped move this project forward

OWASP Dependency-Track is an open source project, created by people who believe that the knowledge of using vulnerable components should be accessible to anyone with a desire to know. By supporting this project, you'll allow the team to outsource testing, infrastructure, further research and development efforts, and engage in outreach to various communities that would benefit from this technology.

Dependency-Track uses GitHub milestones to track roadmaps and future releases.

Feedback from the community is always encouraged. Tell us what you like, what needs to be improved, and what features would be beneficial to your organization.

Three ways to get involved:

  • GitHub Issues - Collaborate on open issues
  • Gitter - Chatroom built around GitHub
  • Slack - The Dependency-Track Slack channel

Pull requests are highly encouraged. No contribution is too small. Do you know how to create test cases? Help us out. Want to write (or correct) some docs? Yes please... All contributions are appreciated.

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Dependency Track Project (home page)
Purpose: OWASP Dependency-Track is an intelligent Software Composition Analysis (SCA) application that allows organizations to automatically ingest and identify third-party components and any inherited vulnerabilities from their use.
License: OWASP Dependency-Track v3.0 and higher is available under the Apache 2.0 license (allows commercial use). OWASP Dependency-Track v1.0 and v2.0 were available under the GNU GPL v3 License (allows commercial use, but requires that modifications to your code stay open source, thus prohibiting proprietary forks of your project)
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Steve Springett @
Project Contributor(s):
  • Jeremy Long @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Steve Springett @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Steve Springett @ to review or sponsor this project
current release
Source code available on GitHub
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

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