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Starkiller is a Frontend for PowerShell Empire.

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Starkiller is a Frontend for Powershell Empire. It is an Electron application written in VueJS. If you'd like to contribute please follow the Contribution guide. If you'd like to request a feature or report a bug, please follow the Issue template.


Getting Started

  • To run Starkiller, you can download the installers for Mac, Linux, and Windows on the Releases page.
    • For Mac and Windows - run the installer how you would any other .exe or .dmg
    • For Linux - Change the permissions
      chmod a+x starkiller-.AppImage
      , then execute
      ./starkiller-.AppImage --no-sandbox
  • Starkiller is also available via
    apt install starkiller
    on Kali. Kali releases are 30 days ahead of the public release.
  • If you want to build from source or run in development mode, instructions are below.

Sponsorship and extra features

Sponsoring at the

level will give access to extra features. At the moment, the extra Starkiller sponsorship features include: - Interactive agent shell
- Malleable profile management
- Bypass management
- Enable/Disable modules
- Process Browser

There is also a collection of Empire plugins available via sponsorship.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping reach previous goals, the file browser, the agent popout windows, and the chat widget have all been moved from the sponsorship repository to the public/Kali builds.

Build and run from source

Prerequisites: * Node.js 10+. * Yarn Currently it has been tested using Yarn 1.22.0.

yarn install

Compile and hot-reload for development

yarn electron:serve

Compile and minify for production

yarn electron:build

Or to target a specific OS.

yarn electron:build:lin yarn electron:build:win yarn electron:build:mac

Starkiller's build tool, electron-builder, is not meant to target multiple platforms in a single build. It is also recommended to compile on your target platform. For example, to build for amd64 (on an amd64 machine) with an AppImage, the command would be:

yarn electron:build --arm64 --linux AppImage

Note: To regenerate the icons

npm install -g electron-icon-builder
yarn electron:generate-icons

Compatability Table

Starkiller’s new features occasionally depend on new functionality within Empire. Therefore, it is recommended that you follow this release table for syncing up your Starkiller and Empire versions. If you are using an older version of Empire, Starkiller will warn you when logging in, but will allow you to continue. If a there is a new minimum version of Empire required to get all the features out of Starkiller, we will do a minor version bump to Starkiller. | Starkiller Release | Minimum Empire Version | Notes | | ------------------ | ---------------------- | ------ | | 1.0.x | 3.1.1 | 3.1.1 is the first version of Empire to include all the user endpoints necessary for Starkiller to function | | 1.1.x | 3.1.5 | 3.1.5 updated the reporting endpoint to have the same result as running it in the CLI. Starkiller 1.1.x uses that reporting endpoint for the reporting tab | | 1.2.x | 3.2.0 | 3.2.0 added an endpoint for users that is needed for the UI updates introduced in Starkiller 1.2.0 | 1.3.x | 3.3.0 | 3.3.0 categorized all of the modules in Empire with corresponding MITRE techniques | 1.4.x, 1.5.x | 3.5.0 | 3.5.0 added real-time notifications for new listeners and agents | 1.6.x, 1.7.x | 3.7.0 | 1.6.0 was tested against Empire 3.7.0. There shouldn't be any breaking changes, but there were a lot of code changes. | 1.8.x | 4.0.0 | | 1.9.x | 4.1.0 | The updated agent screen requires new endpoints in order to update fields on the 'view' tab


Detailed changes for each release are documented in the release notes.

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