shcheck (Security Header Check)

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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
AuthorAlessio Santoru
Latest releaseNo release found

Project health

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Why this tool?

This simple tool is a good option to test if advised HTTP headers are available on web application and websites. It can be used as a defensive measure during development, or offensive to find weaknesses in existing applications.

How it works

The tool connects to the given target and retrieves the available HTTP headers. It parses each header and checks them in the internal database. Depending on the presence of absence of a header, it will show its status.

Usage and audience

shcheck is commonly used for application security or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, and security professionals.


  • Colored output
  • Command line interface

Example usage and output

-h, --help show this help message and exit
-p PORT, --port=PORT Set a custom port to connect to
Set cookies for the request
-d, --disable-ssl-check
Disable SSL/TLS certificate validation
-g, --use-get-method Use GET method instead HEAD method
-i, --information Display information headers
-x, --caching Display caching headers
--proxy=PROXY_URL Set a proxy (Ex:

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Shcheck is under development by Alessio Santoru.


Supported operating systems

Shcheck is known to work on Linux.

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