Open Computer Forensics Architecture

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Open Computer Forensics Architecture
Developer(s) Korps landelijke politiediensten
Stable release
Operating system Linux
Available in English
Type Computer forensics

The Open Computer Forensics Architecture (OCFA) is an distributed open-source computer forensics framework used to analyze digital media within a digital forensics laboratory environment. The framework was built by the Dutch national police.


OCFA consists of a back end for the Linux platform, it uses a PostgreSQL database for data storage, a custom Content-addressable storage or CarvFS based data repository and a Lucene index. The front end for OCFA has not been made publicly available due to licensing issues.

The framework integrates with other open source forensic tools and includes modules for The Sleuth Kit, Scalpel, Photorec, libmagic, GNU Privacy Guard, objdump, exiftags, zip, 7-zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, rar, antiword, qemu-img, and mbx2mbox. OCFA is extensible in C++ or Java.

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