OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 - Projects: Testing Guide
The new OWASP Testing Guide
January 2007: The OWASP Testing Guide v2 is completed!
- You can read it on line here: [Testing Guide Project]
AoC Candidate: Matteo Meucci
Background and Motivation
History Behind Project The Testing guide originated in 2003 with Dan Cuthbert as one of the original editors. It was handed over to Eoin Keary in 2005 and transformed into a wiki. Being a wiki it is easier for people to contribute and should make updating much easier. Matteo Meucci has decided to take on the Testing guide (which is not a trivial feat) and update it.
Problem to be Addressed Many additional sections should be updated and reviewed. Also additional areas of discovery should be addressed. the guide currently covers alot but could (and should) cover much more.
Benefit to OWASP Members and Community A reference to the testing community that is updated by the community. It should provide many of the answers one would look for when testing the security of a web application.
Goals and Deliverables
The guide to be updated with a defined list of topics and the current guide reviewed. the list of additional topics has been agreed with the AoC.
Plan of Approach A review of the existing material is required first. Any material that required an update shall be rectified then. A defined list of additional topics shall then be added. They must be reviewed also for quality.
- Please refer to the progress page for updated information about the project
Feedback and Participation
We hope you find the information in the OWASP Testing project useful. Please contribute back to the project by sending your comments, questions, and suggestions to the OWASP Testing mailing list. Thanks!
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If you want to contribute, please view the Index and post a message on ml. Tell us what par. you want to write, then read the rule to write.
Here is the template for writing a new paragraph in Chapter 4:
Template Paragraph Testing (Updated 19th October)
Rule to write a paragraph
A revised and updated Testing Guide which shall be more extensive than ever before.
Risks and Rewards
The size of this task can not be underestimated. It is a large time-consuming task.
Main Risks Non completion due to size. Overlap of the guide with other parts of the site.
Rewards of Successful Project
A extensive and nearly exhaustive guide on web application security testing.