Protect Your Code Against Attacks With Gauntlt

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Duration1h 15m


Lab Overview

Gauntlt is a security testing framework that uses a command-line interface (CLI) for running security tests, or attacks. Gauntlt provides a report of tests that passed and failed similar to other automated testing frameworks. Gauntlt integrates with many popular security tools and is easily extendable to perform custom security tests. In this Lab, you will learn how to use Gauntlt for security testing and protect application code against attacks with Guantlt by embedding it into an AWS CodePipeline continuous integration pipeline. After completing the Lab you can begin implementing security as code within your own DevOps practices.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of security testing with Gauntlt
  • Write and execute security tests with Gauntlt
  • Integrate Gauntlt security tests into a continuous integration pipeline
  • Use AWS Cloud9 for writing code and issuing commands from a browser

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Basic Docker concepts
  • Basic continuous integration concepts
  • Working at the command line in Linux

Lab Environment

Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:


October 23rd, 2018 - Updated CodePipeline instructions and images to match the latest interface.

About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.