Halcyon IDE

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Project details

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Sanoop Thomas
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Why this tool?

Halcyon IDE provides an interface to develop Nmap scripts (NSE). These scripts can be used to extend the functionality of Nmap and perform more advanced scans on applications and infrastructures. By using an IDE, the development of NSE scripts can be simplified.

How it works

The graphical interface of the tool provides an editor to open and edit scripts. As you may expect from such editor, it uses colors to highlight conditionals, functions and variables.

Usage and audience

Halcyon IDE is commonly used for exploit development, penetration testing, or security awareness. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Graphical user interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Runs on multiple platforms
  • + The source code of this software is available

History and highlights

  • Demo at Black Hat USA 2018 Arsenal
  • Demo at DEF CON 26 Demo Labs

Author and Maintainers

Halcyon IDE is under development by Sanoop Thomas.


Supported operating systems

Halcyon IDE is known to work on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.


Several dependencies are required to use Halcyon IDE.

  • Java

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Related tool information


An IDE provides a toolkit for software developers. It typically includes an editor to create the code, followed by a compiler or linker to turn the code into an executable binary. The IDE can also contain documentation, built-in help, and syntax and style checks.


This tool is categorized as a exploit development tool and vulnerability development tool.

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