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OWASP Juice Shop Project

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OWASP Juice Shop Tool Project

The most trustworthy online shop out there. (dschadow)

OWASP Juice Shop is an intentionally insecure webapp for security trainings written entirely in Javascript which encompasses the entire OWASP Top Ten and other severe security flaws.


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Juice Shop is written in Node.js, Express and AngularJS. It was the first application written entirely in JavaScript listed in the OWASP VWA Directory.

The application contains more than 30 challenges of varying difficulty where the user is supposed to exploit the underlying vulnerabilities. The hacking progress is tracked on a score board. Finding this score board is actually one of the (easy) challenges!

Apart from the hacker and awareness training use case, pentesting proxies or security scanners can use Juice Shop as a "guinea pig"-application to check how well their tools cope with Javascript-heavy application frontends and REST APIs.

| 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!

Main Selling Points

  • Easy-to-install: Choose between node.js, Docker and Vagrant to run on Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Self-contained: Additional dependencies are pre-packaged or will be resolved and downloaded automatically
  • Self-healing: The simple SQLite database is wiped and regenerated from scratch on every server startup
  • Gamification: On a Score Board the application keeps track of successfully exploited vulnerabilities
  • Free and Open source: Licensed under the MIT license with no hidden costs or caveats

Application Architecture

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Introduction Video

This recording from the OWASP Netherlands Chapter Meeting, 22nd September 2016 gives an introduction to the OWASP Juice Shop and a live demonstration of the application and how to hack it.

Spoiler warning: The last 10 minutes of the video show some live hacking including solutions to a few of the challenges!


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the MIT License. OWASP Juice Shop and any contributions are Copyright © by Bjoern Kimminich 2014-2016.


[07 Dec 2016] v2.19 released

[11 Nov 2016] v2.18 released

[03 Nov 2016] v2.17 released


Packaged Distributions

Docker Image

Online Demo (Heroku)

Source Code

GitHub Project

Revision History

Crowdin I18N


Introduction (Slide Deck)

Documentation (Readme)

Companion Guide (eBook)


Community Chat

Issue Tracker


Slack Channel

Mailing List

Social Media

Twitter (@owasp_juiceshop)


YouTube Playlist


Apparel (US/DE)


Project Leader

Bjoern Kimminich @

Related Projects

OWASP Security Shepherd OWASP WebGoat Project OWASP NodeGoat Project


OpenHub Project


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The OWASP Juice Shop has created by Bjoern Kimminich and is developed and maintained a team of volunteers. A live update of project contributors is found here.

Project Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

  • Timo Pagel
  • Benjamin Pfänder

Juice Shop is already implemented, properly tested and has been promoted and demonstrated or live-hacked on various occasions including OWASP events. It has been successfully used by different companies for inhouse security trainings.


Functional Enhancements in 2.x

  • fix known bugs
  • continually adding more features/vulnerabilities to the application
  • Add a CTF-mode to use Juice Shop in classroom setups (#166)

Promotion to Lab Project

  • official request for project review issued in October 2016

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eBook Release

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Vision for Juice Shop 3.0

Technical Evolution

  • migrate to Angular 2 (#165)
  • migrate to latest Sequelize version (#167)
    • requires to replace the discontinued sequelize-restful module
  • migrate to Jasmine 2 and Frisby 2 test frameworks (#164)

Getting Involved

Involvement in the development and promotion of OWASP Juice Shop is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert or a programmer to contribute. Some of the ways you can help are as follows:

  • use Juice Shop in your own hacker or awareness trainings
  • use Juice Shop as a "guinea pig" for your security tools
  • provide ideas for new vulnerabilities and challenges
  • provide feedback via email, chat or by opening an issue
  • help translating the user interface on Crowdin
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