AGP has been thoroughly tested using Google Chrome. Please note that some features may not work as well in other browsers; Firefox, Safari, etc.
AGP is a crowd sourcing initiative. Therefore, your username and organization will be seen by other users accepted and enrolled in the AGP system on a visible leaderboard. Users that have not been enrolled and accepted cannot view this information. This leaderboard is used to show points that are given to contributing individuals and their respective organizations once their submitted artifacts have been submitted and vetted by AGP administrators.
AGP contributors hail from a variety of backgrounds including academia, private, and public sector organizations. Anyone may request access to AGP but not all applicants will get past the vetting process.
Applicants are initially asked for their name, username, and e-mail during the application process. We ask that users apply with a professional e-mail when possible and are encouraged to use a (first initial, last name, and number (if applicable), username style. i.e. bknieriem, or ibaggili1. The organization the applicant belongs to will either be determined via the e-mail address or by us contacting applicants on individual basis. Lastly, a professional work or government organization e-mail will expedite the application process.
This procedure helps prevent system contamination and assures that only experts, scientists, and professionals have access to this community initiative. Administrators are not able to see user passwords in plain text due to encryption. Administrators are capable of blocking user access and blacklisting user accounts in the event of account misuse. User actions on the AGP system are logged for security reasons; our goal is to create a curated artifact database that is usable by the forensics community at large.
Artifacts may be submitted by any verified user. However, artifacts are not visible to other users until they are vetted and sanitized by an AGP analyst.
Note: When uploading potential sample artifacts like html files, SQLite databases, or other types of potential artifacts, make sure you use a sanitized dataset that does not hold any REAL evidence.
Artifacts are often collected from reviewing scholarly research or through professional work. It is of utmost importance that contributors attempt to fill as many of the fields as possible to create the most complete profile for each artifact. However, artifacts may be submitted with missing information and an analyst will decide if the profile is comprehensive enough to contribute to the live database. Contributors may find themselves working together to complete artifact profiles.
It is of note that there are two type of artifacts that people can tag within the artifacts themselves to create more granular artifacts for AGP users.