Introducing Kenny

Kenny is my tool for webmasters who run sites secured with HTTP basic authentication. Kenny can track down and show these folks where logins for their site(s) have been leaked on the public Web.


Ride into the danger zone, y'all. - Kenny L.

I envisaged Kenny as a project in which I could explore several technologies:

And that's exactly what I did: Kenny is now a real thing, and all these technologies were crucial in its construction.

Kenny homepage

Webmasters can add the sites they want to track.

Add your sites

Kenny will search the public Web for logins and collect them in a list where the webmaster can test them for validity and review the source of each leak.

List of logins

I had a ball working on Kenny, and I learned a lot about some technologies I’d been itching to work with. I plan to follow up this blog post with another that goes into some details about the different tech I used, what I learned, and what was cool about them.

In the meantime, check out the source code and play with the demo on AppHarbor: