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Burp pro on Docker with Redhat host

vinny | Last updated: Sep 17, 2019 10:15PM UTC

How do I make Burp Pro run on docker with Redhat OS host and make the license persist?

Liam, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Sep 18, 2019 01:14PM UTC

Vinny, could you try the following process: - Run Burp on your host machine and license the file manually. - A file will be created. e.g. on Linux it is ~/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml - Find and grab the file. - Add the file to the Docker volume. - Ensure it is included in the correct path in your Docker image. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Burp User | Last updated: Sep 26, 2019 10:35PM UTC

Hi Liam, In one of the above steps you mention '- Ensure it is included in the correct path in your Docker image.' my folder structure inside the container: /app - root /app/ptas/static/burpsuite.jar - burp jar My docker application is under '/app' folder and I included the below volume mount path but it did not recognize the license. docker run -v ~/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml:/app/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml what should the correct path look like in docker image? Currently the image ends up requesting license activation.

Burp User | Last updated: Sep 27, 2019 06:07PM UTC

Hi Liam, I fixed the path issue by mapping to root folder: ~/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml:/root/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml Now when I start burp, it still ends up asking for license activation: Burp will now attempt to contact the license server and activate your license. This will require Internet access. NOTE: license activations are monitored. If you perform too many activations, further activations for this license may be prevented. Enter preferred activation method (o=online activation; m=manual activation; r=re-enter license key) java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences syncWorld WARNING: Couldn't flush user prefs: java.util.prefs.BackingStoreException: Can't rename /root/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.tmp to /root/.java/.userPrefs/burp/prefs.xml

Mike, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Sep 30, 2019 01:42PM UTC

Hi Vinny, Instead of trying to import an 'activated' instance of Burp Suite into a docker container, it might be better to create your own docker image by activating an instance of Burp Suite within an image and then committing a new layer so that you can use that image in the future. You can find instructions on how to use docker on their website: https://docs.docker.com/get-started/ Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

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