Top 9 PHP Security Libraries in 2023

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by aswini1 dot icon Updated: Feb 24, 2023

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Here is the top collection of PHP Security Libraries for developers. PHP Security Libraries will offer the developers a comprehensive security framework for writing applications. It also provides the administrator or user with various tools for securely managing those applications.  


PHP Security Libraries include large tools, APIs, and implementations commonly used for security protocols, algorithms, and mechanisms. The PHP Security APIs span various areas like public key infrastructure, authentication, cryptography, access control, and secure communication.  


We have handpicked the top 10 PHP Security Libraries for developers in 2023 for your reference: 

SecLists: 

  • Known as the security tester's companion.  
  • Is a collection of several types of lists used during security assessments collected in a single place.  
  • This might include passwords, usernames, sensitive data patterns, website URLs, web shells, fuzzing payloads, etc. 

SecListsby danielmiessler

PHP doticonstar image 47110 doticonVersion:2023.2doticon
License: Permissive (MIT)

SecLists is the security tester's companion. It's a collection of multiple types of lists used during security assessments, collected in one place. List types include usernames, passwords, URLs, sensitive data patterns, fuzzing payloads, web shells, and many more.

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            SecListsby danielmiessler

            PHP doticon star image 47110 doticonVersion:2023.2doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

            SecLists is the security tester's companion. It's a collection of multiple types of lists used during security assessments, collected in one place. List types include usernames, passwords, URLs, sensitive data patterns, fuzzing payloads, web shells, and many more.
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                      awesome-appsec: 

                      • Is a curated set of resources which helps to learn about application security. 
                      • Contains websites, self-assessment quizzes, books, and blog posts. 
                      • Helps in understanding the importance of end-to-end network-layer encryption and secure encryption for idle data. 

                      awesome-appsecby paragonie

                      PHP doticonstar image 5615 doticonVersion:Currentdoticon
                      License: Permissive (MIT)

                      A curated list of resources for learning about application security

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                                awesome-appsecby paragonie

                                PHP doticon star image 5615 doticonVersion:Currentdoticon License: Permissive (MIT)

                                A curated list of resources for learning about application security
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                                          phpseclib: 

                                          • Takes in strings and not file paths.  
                                          • Does not need a public key; private keys have the public key embedded within them, which will be extracted when required.  
                                          • Can take in any standardized format of keys like XML signature keys, PXKS#1 formatted keys, and PuTTY keys. 

                                          phpseclibby phpseclib

                                          PHP doticonstar image 5059 doticonVersion:3.0.20doticon
                                          License: Permissive (MIT)

                                          PHP Secure Communications Library

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                                                    phpseclibby phpseclib

                                                    PHP doticon star image 5059 doticonVersion:3.0.20doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

                                                    PHP Secure Communications Library
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                                                              security-bundle: 

                                                              • Provides a tight integration of the Security Component into the Symfony full-stack framework.  
                                                              • Offers advanced options like firewalls, role_hierarchy, access_control, providers, and hashers. 
                                                              • Also provides options to erase credentials, hide users who are not found, and access denied messages.  

                                                              security-bundleby symfony

                                                              PHP doticonstar image 2330 doticonVersion:v6.3.0doticon
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                                                              Provides a tight integration of the Security component into the Symfony full-stack framework

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                                                                        security-bundleby symfony

                                                                        PHP doticon star image 2330 doticonVersion:v6.3.0doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

                                                                        Provides a tight integration of the Security component into the Symfony full-stack framework
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                                                                                  security-core: 

                                                                                  • Provides an infrastructure for sophisticated authorization systems that makes it possible to separate the actual authorization logic from user providers who hold the user credentials. 
                                                                                  • Some HTTP-related security tools like CSRF protection and secure session cookies are provided. 
                                                                                  • Offers all authentication and authorization features required for securing your application. 

                                                                                  security-coreby symfony

                                                                                  PHP doticonstar image 1696 doticonVersion:v6.3.0-BETA1doticon
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                                                                                  Symfony Security Component - Core Library

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                                                                                            security-coreby symfony

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                                                                                            Symfony Security Component - Core Library
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                                                                                                      security-core: 

                                                                                                      • Provides an infrastructure for sophisticated authorization systems that makes it possible to separate the actual authorization logic from user providers who hold the user credentials. 
                                                                                                      • Some HTTP-related security tools like CSRF protection and secure session cookies are provided. 
                                                                                                      • Offers all authentication and authorization features required for securing your application. 

                                                                                                      xvwaby s4n7h0

                                                                                                      PHP doticonstar image 1605 doticonVersion:Currentdoticon
                                                                                                      License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

                                                                                                      XVWA is a badly coded web application written in PHP/MySQL that helps security enthusiasts to learn application security.

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                                                                                                                xvwaby s4n7h0

                                                                                                                PHP doticon star image 1605 doticonVersion:Currentdoticon License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

                                                                                                                XVWA is a badly coded web application written in PHP/MySQL that helps security enthusiasts to learn application security.
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                                                                                                                          security-csrf: 

                                                                                                                          • Provides a class CsrfTokenManager to generate and validate CSRF tokens. 
                                                                                                                          • Offers many tools for securing your application, like HTTP-related security tools like CSRF protection and secure session cookies. 
                                                                                                                          • Provides authorization and authentication features for securing your application. 

                                                                                                                          security-csrfby symfony

                                                                                                                          PHP doticonstar image 1616 doticonVersion:v6.3.0-BETA1doticon
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                                                                                                                          Symfony Security Component - CSRF Library

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                                                                                                                                    security-csrfby symfony

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                                                                                                                                    Symfony Security Component - CSRF Library
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                                                                                                                                              security-http: 

                                                                                                                                              • The Security HTTP component will offer an HTTP integration of the core security component. 
                                                                                                                                              • Allows securing your application with the help of firewalls. 
                                                                                                                                              • Provides authenticators for authenticating users who visit your application. 

                                                                                                                                              security-httpby symfony

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                                                                                                                                              Symfony Security Component - HTTP Integration

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                                                                                                                                                        security-httpby symfony

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                                                                                                                                                        Symfony Security Component - HTTP Integration
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                                                                                                                                                                  iniscan: 

                                                                                                                                                                  • Is a tool designed for scanning the php.ini file for common security practices and reporting the results.  
                                                                                                                                                                  • Used only in the command line and reports the results for displaying the passed and failed test cases.  
                                                                                                                                                                  • Offers a few commands for checking and showing the contents of your php.ini. 

                                                                                                                                                                  iniscanby psecio

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                                                                                                                                                                  A php.ini scanner for best security practices

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                                                                                                                                                                            iniscanby psecio

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                                                                                                                                                                            A php.ini scanner for best security practices
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