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API Penetration Testing

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The OWASP API Security Top Ten is a comprehensive resource that outlines the top security risks associated with APIs. It provides guidance and testing techniques for each risk category.

API Security Standards and Guidelines

Reference security standards and guidelines like OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and JWT best practices for ensuring the secure design and implementation of API authentication and authorization.

Vulnerability Databases

Stay updated on the latest security vulnerabilities by monitoring databases like the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list and using tools that integrate with these databases.


A combination of manual testing, automated scanning, and thorough knowledge of API security best practices is crucial for a successful API penetration testing effort.


Here’s a step-by-step process WE USE to conduct AN EFFECTIVE  API penetration testing
Scope Definition
Define the scope of your API penetration test, including the specific APIs, endpoints, and functionalities to be tested. Clearly document the in-scope and out-of-scope components.
Information Gathering
Collect comprehensive information about the API, such as documentation, version details, endpoints, input parameters, authentication mechanisms, and access controls.
Threat Modeling
Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities based on the gathered information. Create a threat model to guide your testing efforts.
Authentication & Authorization Testing
Test the API's authentication mechanisms, including API keys, OAuth tokens, or other authentication tokens.
Assess the authorization controls in place, ensuring that users or systems can only access the data and actions they are authorized for.
Input Validation Testing
Perform thorough input validation testing to identify vulnerabilities like SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), and command injection.
Session Management and Token Testing
Analyze how the API manages user sessions and tokens.
Verify the security of session tokens and assess the potential for session fixation.
Check token-related vulnerabilities, such as insecure storage or transmission.
Rate Limiting and Throttling
Test the API's rate limiting and throttling mechanisms to prevent abuse and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
Assess the effectiveness of these controls.
Business Logic Testing
Test for business logic vulnerabilities, such as authorization bypass or logical flaws in the API's functionality.