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Hetty is an HTTP toolkit for security research. It aims to become an open source alternative to commercial software like Burp Suite Pro, with powerful features tailored to the needs of the infosec and bug bounty community.

Hetty proxy logs (screenshot)


  • Machine-in-the-middle (MITM) HTTP proxy, with logs and advanced search
  • HTTP client for manually creating/editing requests, and replay proxied requests
  • Intercept requests and responses for manual review (edit, send/receive, cancel)
  • Scope support, to help keep work organized
  • Easy-to-use web based admin interface
  • Project based database storage, to help keep work organized

👷‍♂️ Hetty is under active development. Check the backlog for the current status.

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Getting started

💡 The Getting started doc has more detailed install and usage instructions.


The quickest way to install and update Hetty is via a package manager:


brew install hettysoft/tap/hetty


sudo snap install hetty


scoop bucket add hettysoft
scoop install hettysoft/hetty


Alternatively, you can download the latest release from GitHub for your OS and architecture, and move the binary to a directory in your $PATH. If your OS is not available for one of the package managers or not listed in the GitHub releases, you can compile from source (link coming soon).


Docker images are distributed via GitHub's Container registry and Docker Hub. To run Hetty via with a volume for database and certificate storage, and port 8080 forwarded:

docker run -v $HOME/.hetty:/root/.hetty -p 8080:8080 \


Once installed, start Hetty via:


💡 Read the Getting started doc for more details.

To list all available options, run: hetty --help:

$ hetty --help

    hetty [flags] [subcommand] [flags]

Runs an HTTP server with (MITM) proxy, GraphQL service, and a web based admin interface.

    --cert         Path to root CA certificate. Creates file if it doesn't exist. (Default: "~/.hetty/hetty_cert.pem")
    --key          Path to root CA private key. Creates file if it doesn't exist. (Default: "~/.hetty/hetty_key.pem")
    --db           Database directory path. (Default: "~/.hetty/db")
    --addr         TCP address for HTTP server to listen on, in the form \"host:port\". (Default: ":8080")
    --chrome       Launch Chrome with proxy settings applied and certificate errors ignored. (Default: false)
    --verbose      Enable verbose logging.
    --json         Encode logs as JSON, instead of pretty/human readable output.
    --version, -v  Output version.
    --help, -h     Output this usage text.

    - cert  Certificate management

Run `hetty <subcommand> --help` for subcommand specific usage instructions.

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📖 Read the docs


Use issues for bug reports and feature requests, and discussions for questions and troubleshooting.


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