Brakeman - Rails Security Scanner

Static analysis security scanner for Ruby on Rails

Brakeman With Rake

Running Brakeman via Rake is discouraged because it loads the entire Rails application

Brakeman can generate and install a basic Rake task for a Rails application.

To do so, just run this at the root directory of the Rails application:

brakeman --rake

This will create a task in lib/tasks/brakeman.rake that looks like this:

namespace :brakeman do

  desc "Run Brakeman"
  task :run, :output_files do |t, args|
    require 'brakeman'

    files = args[:output_files].split(' ') if args[:output_files] :app_path => ".", :output_files => files, :print_report => true

This task will run Brakeman with no options. If given an output file, it will save the report in that file. Otherwise, it will print the report out to the console.

To use this task:

rake brakeman:run


rake brakeman:run[report.html]

This task can easily be customized. See Brakeman as a Library for more information.

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