soc-faker is used to generate fake data for use by Security Operation Centers, Information security professionals, product teams, and many more.

Getting Started

soc-faker is compatible with Python 2.x and 3.x. You can install soc-faker using pip as well as cloning this repository directly.

At the time of writing this document, soc-faker has the ability to fake data for the following main categories. You can find specific details for each category by selecting the links below:

Installing soc-faker

pip install soc-faker --user

Installing from source

git clone
cd soc-faker
python install


The following libraries are required and installed by soc-faker


Using soc-faker

soc-faker is a Python package that can be imported or be used via the command line utility to generate fake data related to security tools, products, and general data related to security.

After you have installe soc-faker you can import and instantiate it by doing the following:

from socfaker import SocFaker

sc = SocFaker()

Once you have instantiated an instance of soc-faker you can then access any of the different properties and methods avaialble based on your needs. If you would like to see soc-faker in action, then please see the script in the repository under the bin folder for an example of all avaialble properties and methods.

Additionally, please read the documentation for more details about each avaialble property and method.


You can use the provided Dockerfile to get a development and testing environment up and running for soc-faker.

To use the Dockerfile run, cd to this repositories directory and run:

docker build --force-rm -t socfaker .

Once it is built, then run the docker container:

docker run socfaker

Running this will call the test python file in bin\ Modify this file for additional testing and development.

Running the tests

Tests within this project should cover all available properties and methods. As this project grows the tests will become more robust but for now we are testing that they exist and return outputs.

Built With

  • carcass - Python packaging template


Please read for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.


We use SemVer for versioning.

Change Log

Please read for details on features for a specific version of soc-faker


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


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