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The NPM package juice-shop-ctf-cli lets you create a ZIP-archive compatible with CTFd's data backup format to conveniently populate the platform for a Capture the Flag event against OWASP Juice Shop.

CLI in action

ℹ️ The data format generated by v3.x of this utility has been tested for schema-compatibility with CTFd ≥v1.0.5.

Setup npm npm

npm install -g juice-shop-ctf-cli


Open a command line and run:


Then follow the instructions of the interactive command line tool.

For detailed step-by-step instructions and examples please refer to the Setting up CTFd for Juice Shop in the Hosting a CTF event chapter of our (free) companion guide ebook.


CTFd challenge overview

CTFd challenge details

Troubleshooting Gitter

If you need help with the application setup please check the Troubleshooting section below or post your specific problem or question in the official Gitter Chat.

  • If using Docker Toolbox on Windows make sure that you also enable port forwarding for all required ports from Host to for TCP in the default VM's network adapter in VirtualBox. For CTFd you need to forward port 8000.

Contributing GitHub contributors Stories in Ready

Found a bug? Got an idea for enhancement? Improvement for cheating prevention?

Feel free to create an issue or post your ideas in the chat! Pull requests are also highly welcome - please refer to for details.


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PayPal donations via above button go to the OWASP Foundations and are earmarked for "Juice Shop". This is the preferred way to support the project.


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Code Contributors

Based on GitHub commits. Ordered by added lines of code as of Mon, 11 Dec 2017 on master.

Licensing license FOSSA Status

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 2016-2017.

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