Testing for User Enumeration and Guessable User Account (OWASP-AT-002)

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OWASP Testing Guide v3 Table of Contents

This article is part of the OWASP Testing Guide v3. The entire OWASP Testing Guide v3 can be downloaded here.

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Contents


Brief Summary


The scope of this test is to verify if is possible to collect a set of valid users interacting with the authentication mechanism of the application. This test will be usefull for the brute force testing in which we verify if given a valid username it is possible to find a valid password.

Description of the Issue


The tester should interact with the authentication mechanism of the application to understand if sending particular request the application answer in a different manner. ...here: Short Description of the Issue: Topic and Explanation

Black Box testing and example

Testing for Valid user/right password
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Testing for Valid user/wrong password
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Testing for Valid user/wrong password
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Gray Box testing and example

Testing for Authentication error messages
Verify that the application answer in the same manner for every client request of authentication that produce a fail
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References

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