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Where does the name come from?

The name was picked to honor Michael Faraday, an English scientist whose main discoveries include electromagnetism induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Mainly his six principles of scientific discipline, acquired at a young age from Isaac Watts' "The Improvement of the mind":

  • Always carry a small pad to take notes at any time
  • Maintain abundant correspondence
  • Collaborate regularly with others to exchange ideas
  • Avoid controversy
  • Verify everything that was said to him
  • Do not generalize, speak and write as precisely as possible

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What is Faraday?

Faraday is a multiuser integrated penetration test and vulnerability management environment. It is to Penetration Testing what an IDE is to Development. The main purpose of Faraday is to re-use the available tools in the community to take advantage of them in a multiuser way.


Is Faraday free?

Yes, we have a community version which is totally free, you can download it from Github.

We also develop two commercial versions.


Does Faraday have collaboration tools?

Faraday supports over 60 tools
Full plugin list:


Which platforms are supported?

ArchAssault, Archlinux, Debian, Kali, OSX, Ubuntu. You can find a detailed explanation here.


Does Faraday work on my servers or on the cloud?

Both depending on your needs. For more information you can contact us at


What are the system requirements to run Faraday?

CPU: 1 Dualcore 2GHz Intel CPU
Disk: 30 GB
Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

Current tests include ​Debian​, ​Ubuntu​, ​Kali​, ​Backtrack​ and ​OSX Maverick 10.9.2​.

If instead of installing you want to take a quick look at Faraday you can also use ​Docker​.


I purchased a License, now what?

You will receive an email with a link to download two tarballs. One will be your Faraday License and the other the version you selected. Uncompress both and place the contents of the license tar inside $FARADAY/doc/.

Read more on how to install - Pro Installation and Corp Installation.


Can I keep using the Kali version with my newly bought Professional/Corporate license?

In a nutshell, yes. Even though the Kali Faraday version is incompatible with both the Professional and Corporate licenses, you can upgrade the platform in the same box without losing all your data.

Follow the commercial update instructions to upgrade.


Can I install the Server and/or Client in my own box instead of using a Virtual Machine?

The only intended purpose for the Faraday VM is as a commercial demo.

For production environments we recommend doing a fresh install in a Ubuntu Server and do not recommend using that Virtual Machine.

If the use of a Virtualized environment is a must-have, then we recommend doing a proper install in a fresh Virtual Machine following the regular installation steps.


How do I know which Faraday Version I'm using?

So if you already have a Faraday Installation there are many ways to know which version you're using:

  • Using the --version or -v argument in both the Client and Server.

  • Using the Web UI - If you place the pointer over the Faraday Logo you will get a tooltip containing the version number

  • Checking the contents of the file VERSION in the root of the Faraday Installation

To get the latest available version:


How do I configure my own Vulnerabilities Database?

Check out our Vulnerabilities Database config page.


What if I want to add a Vulnerability manually?

You can do this using our WEB UI, read our documentation on manually adding vulnerabilities.


How do I bind Faraday to

Just go to ~/.faraday/config/server.ini and inside the [faraday-server] section write:


Restart Faraday Server if you had it running. That's it!

Read more about configuring the Community Server.


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