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Passmarked is a suite of tests that can be run against any page/website to identify issues with parity to most online tools in one package.

The Terminal Client is intended for use by developers to integrate into their workflow/CI servers but also integrate into their own application that might need to test websites and provide realtime feedback.

All of the checks on Passmarked can be voted on importance and are open-sourced, to encourage community involvement in fixing and adding new rules. We are building the living Web Standard and love any contributions.


The rules checked in this module are:

  • versioning - The web server included the version in the response headers back to the client, which could lead to attackers easily identifying vulnerabilities in the specific serving version.
  • aspnet - The ASP.NET version was returned by the server, this allows attackers to both see that ASP.NET is being used and find vulnerabilities specific to that version.
  • aspnetmvc - The ASP.NET MVC version was returned by the server, this allows attackers to both see that ASP.NET MVC is being used and find vulnerabilities specific to that version.
  • contenttype.missing - The x-content-type-options header was not returned by the server in the document request
  • contenttype.incorrect - The x-content-type-options header was returned but expected at least "nosniff" to be present.
  • frameoptions.missing - The x-frame-options header was not defined.
  • frameoptions.incorrect - The x-frame-options header was not a expected option, one of the following are expected: DENY, SAMEORIGIN or ALLOW-FROM.
  • poweredby - The x-powered-by header was returned, which would allow attackers looking at the headers to easily see which technology/framework to target.
  • xss.missing - The x-xss-protection header was not defined.
  • xss.incorrect - The x-xss-protection header was defined but was expecting the following format 1; mode=block


The rules are checked everytime a url is run through Passmarked or our API. To run using the hosted system head to or our Terminal Client use:

npm install -g passmarked
passmarked --filter=http

The hosted version allows free runs from our homepage and the option to register a site to check in its entirety. Using the Passmarked npm module (or directly via the API) integrations are also possible to get running reports with all the rules in a matter of seconds.

Running Locally

All rules can be run locally using our main integration library. This requires installing the package and any dependencies that the code might have such as a specific version of OpenSSL, see #dependencies

First ensure passmarked is installed:

npm install passmarked
npm install @passmarked/http

After which the rules will be runnable using promises:

  require('@passmarked/http'), // this package
  require('@passmarked/ssl') // to test SSL
  url: '',
  body: 'body of page here',
  har: {log: {entries: []}}
}).then(function(payload) {
  if (payload.hasRule('secure')) {
    console.log('better check that ...');
  var rules = payload.getRules();
  for (var rule in rules) {
    console.log('*', rules[rule].getMessage());

Alternatively, callbacks are also available:

  url: '',
  body: 'body of page here',
  har: {log: {entries: []}}
}, function(err, payload) {
  if (payload.hasRule('secure')) {
    console.log("better check that ...");
  var rules = payload.getRules();
  for (var rule in rules) {
    console.log('*', rules[rule].getMessage());


This module does not need any specific external services or packages. This section will be updated if that ever changes with detailed setup steps/links.


Rules represent checks that occur in this module, all of these rules have a UID which can be used to check for specific rules. For the structure and more details see the Wiki page on Rules.

Rules also include a type which could be critical, error, warning or notice giving a better view on the importance of the rule.


git clone
npm install
npm test

Pull requests have a prerequisite of passing tests. If your contribution is accepted, it will be merged into develop (and then master after staging tests by the team) which will then be deployed live to and on NPM for everyone to download and test.


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Copyright 2016 Passmarked Inc

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