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Stefan Streichsbier
Stefan Streichsbier

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Awesome Golang Security πŸ•ΆπŸ”

Golang is getting a lot of traction lately.

Leveraging awesome security tools to code securely with Go is becoming increasingly important.

For this reason, I've compiled a curated list of awesome-golang-security resources here:

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Awesome Golang Security resources πŸ•ΆπŸ”

A curated list of awesome golang Security related resources.


List inspired by the awesome list thing.

Supported by:



Web Framework Hardening

  • nosurf - CSRF protection middleware for Go.
  • gorilla/csrf - Provides Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) prevention middleware for Go web applications & services.
  • gorilla/securecookie - Encodes and decodes authenticated and optionally encrypted cookie values for Go web applications.
  • secure - Secure is an HTTP middleware for Go that facilitates most of your security needs for web applications.
  • unindexed - A drop-in replacement for http.Dir which disables directory indexing.
  • beego-security-headers - beego framework filter for easy security headers management.


  • paseto - Platform-Agnostic Security Tokens implementation in GO (Golang).
  • hsts - Go HTTP Strict Transport Security library.
  • jwt-go - Golang implementation of JSON Web Tokens (JWT).
  • httprobe - Take a list of domains and probe for working HTTP and HTTPS servers.

Static Code Analysis

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Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.

And, please leave a like (or ⭐ the repo) if you find it useful.

Top comments (7)

krusenas profile image

Maybe add JWT library:, really solid and easy to use :)

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Stefan Streichsbier

Thanks, will do!

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David J Eddy

Thank you for this! The awesome lists have saved me days of effort so far.

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Peter Benjamin (they/them)

Awesome list indeed. Thank you.

Looking forward to awesome-nodejs-security 😝

Let me know if you need a collaborator on it.

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Stefan Streichsbier

That has been done already.

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Peter Benjamin (they/them)

Awesome. Thanks. I looked under Guardrails' GitHub org and under all articles published by you on this platform, hence why I didn't see it.

Would it be possible to consolidate all of them under the same GH org?

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Stefan Streichsbier

That was originally the plan, but some others have done some great lists already.

So what we’ll do is create a section on the original awesome list where we’ll link them all.