Setup development environment

Seccubus development on Mac OS X

I recently switched from a Windows laptop to a Macbook and this means I now have a portable development environment on me at all times.

This document details what you have to do to set up a development environment on Mac OS X.

Check out the code

I checked out my code in ~/Repos with the following commend:

cd ~/Repos
git clone https://github.com/schubergphilis/Seccubus.git

I suggest that you actually first fork the repository to your own github account and clone from there. In my case the clone command was:

git clone git@github.com:seccubus/Seccubus.git

Setting up the database

I installed mysql via Homebrew

brew install mysql
mysql.server start

(!) Warning a standard mysql environment is not secure by default

Setting up perl and mysql

First we need to setup cpanm, I do this via Homebrew

brew install cpanm

Next install the missing CPAN modules:

cpanm --installdeps . --sudo

By default Seccubus wqill look for its configuration in /opt/seccubus. It is best to create a symlink to your repository from this location

cd /opt
sudo ln -s ~/Repos/Seccubus seccubus

Setting up Seccubus

Go to you repository. And create a config file

cd ~/Repos/Seccubus
cp config.xml.mysql.dev.example config.xml
vi config.xml

Change the database to the correct database

Starting Seccubus in development mode

morbo seccubus.pl
Server available at http://127.0.0.1:3000

Surf to http://127.0.0.1:3000 and follow setup instructions on the status tab to create the database and populate it.

mysql -u root << EOF
create database seccubus;
grant all privileges on seccubus.* to seccubus@localhost identified by 'seccubus';
flush privileges;
EOF

mysql -uroot seccubus < ~/Repos/Seccubus/db/structure_v10.mysql # Make sure this is the latest version available
mysql -uroot seccubus < ~/Repos/Seccubus/db/data_v10.mysql

Done. Default admin password is ‘GiveMeVulns!’.