The picoCTF Platform 2 is the infrastructure on which picoCTF runs. The platform is designed to be easily adapted to other CTF or programming competitions.
picoCTF Platform 2 targets Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but should work on just about any "standard" Linux distribution. It would probably even work on Windows. MongoDB must be installed; all default configurations should work.
- Download VirtualBox (easiest, though others can work)
- Download Vagrant (vagrantup.com)
vagrant upinside the repo
- Wait 20 minutes
vagrant sshto connect to the VM
devployto deploy the development version of the site
- Go to port 8080 on the Host Machine
- Remember to always use 127.0.0.1:8080 not localhost:8080
Note: The competition has two modes: competition active and competition inactive. In inactive mode, there are no problems and only registration is available. To change what mode the competition is in, edit api/api/config.py and change the competition dates such that the current date is either inside or outside the range of the competition dates.
Loading the Example Problems (In the vagrant VM)
python3 api_manager.py -v problems load /vagrant/example_problems/ graders/ ../problem_static/
python3 api_manager.py autogen build 100
Running the Regression Tests
The platform comes with a series of regression tests that should be run before any change is committed to the API. To run the tests:
vagrant sshinto your virtual machine.
devployto bring up an instance from your latest code.
- To be able to import the API,
cd apiand run the tests with
All tests should pass with your changes.
A detailed explanation of the basics of the picoCTF Platform 2 can be found in our Getting Started Guide.
We are happy to help but no support is guaranteed.
Authors: Jonathan Burket, Tim Becker, Chris Ganas
Copyright: Carnegie Mellon University
Credits: David Brumley, Tim Becker, Chris Ganas, Peter Chapman, Jonathan Burket