Please note that, Burp-UI must be running on the same server that runs the burp-server for some features.


At the moment, Burp-UI and this doc is mostly debian-centric but feel free to contribute for other distributions!


Burp-UI is built against python 2.7. The support for python 2.6 has been removed since it is not supported anymore by the CPython core team. Unit tests are ran against python 2.7 and python 3.4. If you encounter compilation errors with one of these version, feel free to report them.


Some libraries are required to be able to compile some requirements:

apt-get install libffi-dev libssl-dev python-dev python-pip

Debian Wheezy

It looks like some requirements are not automatically installed on Debian Wheezy. You can install them with the following command:

pip install "burp-ui[debian_wheezy]"


For LDAP authentication (optional), we need extra dependencies. You can install them using the following command:

pip install "burp-ui[ldap_authentication]"


If you wish to use redis for Caching and/or managing uses sessions, you need additional dependencies:

pip install "burp-ui[gunicorn-extra]"


The celery worker also needs additional dependencies that you can install using:

pip install "burp-ui[celery]"


If you need persistent data, you will need additional dependencies as well:

pip install "burp-ui[sql]"

Now if you want to use a MySQL database, you will need the proper driver. For instance:

pip install mysqlclient


The MySQL driver does not seem to play nicely with concurrency, you should set preload=False within your gunicorn config.

To use a PostgreSQL database, you need the psycopg2 driver:

pip install psycopg2


The PostgreSQL driver does not seem to play nicely with concurrency, you should set preload=False within your gunicorn config.


If you want to rate-limit the API, you will need additional dependencies too:

pip install flask-limiter


The burp1 backend supports burp versions from 1.3.48 to 1.4.40. With these versions of burp, the status port is only listening on the local machine loopback interface (ie. localhost or It means you MUST run Burp-UI on the same host that is running your burp server in order to be able to access burp’s statistics. Alternatively, you can use a bui-agent.


The burp2 backend supports only burp 2.0.18 and above. Some versions are known to contain critical issues resulting in a non-functional Burp-UI: 2.0.24, 2.0.26 and 2.0.30 If you are using an older version of burp2 Burp-UI will fail to start.

Getting started

The first thing to do before digging into Burp-UI is probably to read its architecture in order to understand how it works. Once it’s done, you can refer to the installation page.