Getting Started in CloudCTF¶
This KB article will cover how to setup a CTF environment and start a competition in CloudCTF. This article is intended for CTF Admins (Cyber Range Instructors). Please see the section titled CloudCTF Roles for more information on CloudCTF roles. If you do not yet have an account with the Virginia Cyber Range, please see the article titled Getting an Instructor Account and Creating Your First Course.
Checklist Before Getting Started with CloudCTF¶
Please make sure you have an account with the Virginia Cyber Range. If you do not yet have an account, please see the article titled Getting an Instructor Account and Creating Your First Course.
If you already have an account, please make sure you can successfully login to the Exercise Area of the Virginia Cyber Range. Please see the article titled How to Login to the Cyber Range for more information.
For a brief introduction to CloudCTF, please see the article titled CloudCTF Overview.
To create a CloudCTF environment, please see the article titled Creating a CloudCTF Environment.
How to Setup a Private or Public CloudCTF Environment¶
CloudCTF allows for both private and public CTF competitions by providing a public registration feature in the admin settings of a CloudCTF environment.
To learn more about creating private CTF competitions for users enrolled in Virginia Cyber Range courses, please see the article titled Creating a CloudCTF Environment
How to Add Challenges to a CTF Competition¶
CTF Admins can create fully functional CTF competitions within a few short minutes by using the CloudCTF challenge library feature. This feature provides Admins with a diverse selection of pre-made challenges that can easily be imported into a competition. For a quick guide on importing challenges from the challenge library, please see the article titled Adding and Removing Challenges.
CTF Admins can refer to our CloudCTF Challenge Management article to learn about advanced challenge features in CloudCTF.
How to Set Start and End Times for a CTF Competition¶
Once you have created a CloudCTF environment and have successfully added challenges, please remember to set a start and end time for the competition. Please see the article titled Setting CloudCTF Start and End Times for a detailed look into controlling the lifespan of a competition.
After the basics for your CTF environment have been setup, CTF Admins can delve into the following articles for more information on CloudCTF administration.
Have a Question? Contact Support¶
If you experience any issues starting or viewing CloudCTF in your web browser, please see the article titled Can't Launch CloudCTF for helpful tips on resolving the matter.
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