Security information

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Last update: 2009-08-25

No security bugs known at the moment.

Art.png Features

Dolibarr implements several security features. Among them :


  • User passwords can be encrypted in database [*7] [*8].
  • Database technical password can be obfuscated into the Dolibarr configuration file (conf.php) [*8].
  • Possibility to force HTTPS [*9].

Hacks and cracks

  • Works with register_globals on or off (off highly recommended) [*2].
  • Works with PHP safe_mode on or off (on recommended) [*3].
  • Production option to disable any technical information leakage (debug, error stacktrace, version informations) [*6] (TODO Not yet available).
  • Protection against SQL injection [*2].
  • Protection against XSS injection (Cross Site Scripting) [*1].
  • Protection against CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) [*5].

Pages and files access

  • Pages and contents are protected by centralized entry code to check permissions (granted on groups or users for each functional module) [*4] [*10].
  • Files saved by Dolibarr are stored in a different root directory than web application (so they can not be downloaded without passing by the Dolibarr wrapper) [*3] [*10].
  • Dolibarr directories content can't be accessed even if Apache option Indexes has be forgotten to on (should not) [*3].

Login protection

  • Delay anti brute force cracking on login page [*7].
  • Graphical code (CAPTCHA) against robots on login page [*7].
  • No passwords in logs, even in technical logs [*7].
  • Internal logger to save permanently all Dolibarr events about user's administration and successful or failed logins.


  • Possibility to run an anti-virus on every uploaded file [*3].

(*X) This solution is part of protection used to solve vulnerabilities classified by the OWASP Top Ten at range number X.