OWASP Periodic Table of Vulnerabilities - Insufficient Authentication/Authorization

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Insufficient Authentication/Authorization

Root Cause Summary

Incorrect verification of identity and permissions can results to an attacker accessing sensitive data or functionality without properly being authenticated and/or authorized to do so.

Browser / Standards Solution


Perimeter Solution

Whenever possible, apply server-side Access Control Lists for those sections of sensitive data that should't be publicly accessible.

Generic Framework Solution

Use an authentication framework.

Custom Framework Solution

Apply least-privilege principle to all transactions, requiring authentication and authorization where applicable.

Custom Code Solution


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Insufficient Authentication (WASC)