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VMware SCAP Edit is an updated version of the Enhanced SCAP Content Editor tool by G2, Inc.. The modified tool builds on similar capabilities but few subtle differences required to build OVAL content based on latest OVAL schema.

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System Requirements

  • A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) preferably 1.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of memory.
  • Supported OS – Microsoft Windows and Linux (with support for JRE).


This project is configured to be built using maven.

  • Go to eSCAPeLib Directory and execute the following Maven command:
mvn clean install
  • Next go to eSCAPe directory and execute the following Maven command:
mvn clean install


  • Run from distributable

  • Extract the VMware SCAP Edit file.

  • Navigate to the extracted directory.

  • If you are running a Microsoft Windows system, execute startEditor.bat file. This will launch the tool. If you are running a Linux system, execute file to launch the tool.

  • Run From Build

  • Go to eSCAPe/target directory.

  • Execute VMware SCAP Edit 1.0.0 jar to launch the tool.

User Guide

[User Guide](/distributable/VMware SCAP Edit.pdf)


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