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If you wish to contribute to Zend Framework, please be sure to read/subscribe to the following resources:

If you are working on new features, or refactoring an existing component, please create a proposal. You can do this in on the RFC's page,

Reporting Potential Security Issues

If you have encountered a potential security vulnerability in Zend Framework, please report it to us at We will work with you to verify the vulnerability and patch it.

When reporting issues, please provide the following information:

  • Component(s) affected
  • A description indicating how to reproduce the issue
  • A summary of the security vulnerability and impact

We request that you contact us via the email address above and give the project contributors a chance to resolve the vulnerability and issue a new release prior to any public exposure; this helps protect Zend Framework users and provides them with a chance to upgrade and/or update in order to protect their applications.

For sensitive email communications, please use our PGP key.


To run tests:

  • Make sure you have a recent version of PHPUnit installed; 3.7.0 minimally.

  • Enter the tests/ subdirectory.

  • Execute PHPUnit, providing a path to a component directory for which you wish to run tests, or a specific test class file.

    % phpunit ZendTest/Http
    % phpunit ZendTest/Http/Header/EtagTest.php
  • You may also provide the --group switch; in such cases, provide the top-level component name:

    % phpunit --group Zend_Http

    This will likely lead to errors, so it's usually best to specify a specific component in which to run test:

    % phpunit --group ZF-XYZ Zend/Http
  • Alternately, use the run-tests.php script. This can be executed with no arguments to run all tests:

    % php run-tests.php

    You can also provide top-level component names to run tests for individual components or several components at a time. The component name is the the component namespace, without the Zend\ prefix:

    % php run-tests.php Mvc
    % php run-tests.php ModuleManager Mvc View Navigation

You can turn on conditional tests with the TestConfiguration.php file. To do so:

  • Enter the tests/ subdirectory.
  • Copy TestConfiguration.php.dist file to TestConfiguration.php
  • Edit TestConfiguration.php to enable any specific functionality you want to test, as well as to provide test values to utilize.