[Owasp-guide] A much better idea - let's use the ESAPI as our basis for the Guide 3.0

Serg B sergeslists at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 04:53:54 EST 2007


Cool, I'll start looking into ESAPI then...

On Nov 18, 2007 1:52 AM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> Jeff Williams has written an "Enterprise Security API" (ESAPI) in Java. It
> provides the correct way to do security tasks either in abstract form, or as
> a complete implementation. You can learn about the ESAPI here:
>
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/ESAPI
>
> I'll divvy up chapters to folks who claim them. The ESAPI (deliberately)
> covers about 80% of the required functionality for a secure application, so
> it will be important for us to ensure that we have adequate coverage later.
> As the .NET folks don't use ESAPI yet, and may never choose to use ESAPI,
> coupled with other platforms which may never get ESAPI, we will need to
> cover off what ESAPI does in a generic way.
>
> Serg - instead of grabbing a single chapter here or there, what I'd like for
> you to do instead is grab the latest ESAPI code from the link above, and
> port that to PHP. It's about 3500 lines of Java. Having a complete PHP
> implementation of ESAPI will be a fantastic resource for PHP folks, who are
> bereft of any significant security implementations. We will then use ESAPI
> snippets written in both languages as examples.
>
> All - read the ESAPI documentation and become familiar with it. If you feel
> up to it, feel free to port ESAPI to your favorite platform (.NET,
> ColdFusion, etc). Just let us know that you're doing that.
>
> Let's start over the Guide's outline based upon the ESAPI's capabilities.  I
> will build an empty Guide shell in Google Code for us to work with in a few
> days.
>
> thanks,
>
>
>
> Andrew van der Stock
> Executive Director, OWASP
> Lead Author, OWASP Guide
>
>
>
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