Velociraptor is a tool for collecting host based state information using Velocidex Query Language (VQL) queries.
To learn more about Velociraptor, read the documentation on:
If you want to see what Velociraptor is all about simply:
Download the binary from the release page for your favorite platform (Windows/Linux/MacOS).
Start the GUI
$ velociraptor gui
This will bring up the GUI, Frontend and a local client. You can collect artifacts from the client (which is just running on your own machine) as normal.
Once you are ready for a full deployment, check out the various deployment options at https://www.velocidex.com/docs/getting-started
Running Velociraptor via Docker
To run a Velociraptor server via Docker, follow the instructions here: https://github.com/weslambert/velociraptor-docker
Running Velociraptor locally
Velociraptor is also useful as a local triage tool. You can create a self contained local collector using the GUI:
Start the GUI as above (
Server Artifactssidebar menu, then
Select and configure the artifacts you want to collect tnen select the
Uploaded Filestab and download your customized collector.
Building from source
To build from source, make sure you have a recent Golang installed from https://golang.org/dl/ (Currently at least Go 1.14):
$ git clone https://github.com/Velocidex/velociraptor.git
$ cd velociraptor
# This will build the GUI elements. You will need to have node
# installed first. For example on Windows get it from
# https://nodejs.org/en/download/ . You also need to have JAVA
# installed from https://www.java.com because the js compiler
# needs it.
$ cd gui/static/
$ npm install
# If gulp is not on your path you need to run it using node:
# node node_modules\gulp\bin\gulp.js compile
$ gulp compile
$ cd -
# This builds a release (i.e. it will embed the GUI files in the
# binary). If you dont care about the GUI a simple "make" will
# build a bare debug binary.
$ go run make.go -v release
$ go run make.go -v windows
If you want to rebuild the protobuf you will need to install protobuf compiler (This is only necessary when editing any
$ wget https://github.com/protocolbuffers/protobuf/releases/download/v3.13.0/protoc-3.13.0-linux-x86_64.zip
$ unzip protoc-3.13.0-linux-x86_64.zip
$ sudo mv include/google/ /usr/local/include/
$ sudo mv bin/protoc /usr/local/bin/
$ go get -u github.com/golang/protobuf/protoc-gen-go/
$ go install github.com/golang/protobuf/protoc-gen-go/
$ go get -u github.com/grpc-ecosystem/grpc-gateway/protoc-gen-grpc-gateway
$ go install github.com/grpc-ecosystem/grpc-gateway/protoc-gen-grpc-gateway
Getting the latest version
We have a pretty frequent release schedule but if you see a new feature submitted that you are really interested in, we would love to have more testing prior to the official release.
We have a CI pipeline managed by GitHub actions. You can see the pipeline by clicking the actions tab on our GitHub project. There are two workflows:
Windows Test: this workflow build a minimal version of the Velociraptor binary (without the GUI) and runs all the tests on it. We also test various windows support functions in this pipeline. This pipeline builds on every push in each PR.
Linux Build All Arches: This pipeline builds complete binaries for many supported architectures. It only runs when the PR is merged into the master branch.
If you fork the project on GitHub, the pipelines will run on your own fork as well as long as you enable GitHub Actions on your fork. If you need to prepare a PR for a new feature or modify an existing feature you can use this to build your own binaries for testing on all architectures before send us the PR.
Questions and feedback are welcome at [email protected]
File issues on https://github.com/Velocidex/velociraptor
Read more about Velociraptor on our blog:
Hang out on Medium https://medium.com/velociraptor-ir
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