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''' 4.5 Authentication Testing '''
 
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=== Authentication Testing ===
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Authentication (Greek: αυθεντικός = real or genuine, from 'authentes' = author ) is the act of establishing or confirming something (or someone) as authentic, that is, that claims made by or about the thing are true. Authenticating an object may mean confirming its provenance, whereas authenticating a person often consists of verifying her identity. Authentication depends upon one or more authentication factors.
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In computer security, authentication is the process of attempting to verify the digital identity of the sender of a communication. A common example of such a process is the logon process. Testing the authentication schema means understanding how the authentication process works and using that information to circumvent the authentication mechanism.
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[[Testing for Credentials Transported over an Encrypted Channel (OWASP-AT-001)|4.5.1 Testing for Credentials Transported over an Encrypted Channel  (OTG-AUTHN-001)]]
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[[Testing for default credentials (OWASP-AT-003)|4.5.2 Testing for default credentials (OTG-AUTHN-002)]]
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[[Testing for Weak lock out mechanism (OWASP-AT-004)|4.5.3 Testing for Weak lock out mechanism (OTG-AUTHN-003)]]
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[[Testing for Bypassing Authentication Schema (OWASP-AT-005)|4.5.4 Testing for bypassing authentication schema (OTG-AUTHN-004)]]
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[[Testing for Vulnerable Remember Password (OWASP-AT-006)|4.5.5 Test remember password functionality (OTG-AUTHN-005)]]
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[[Testing for Browser cache weakness (OWASP-AT-007)|4.5.6 Testing for Browser cache weakness (OTG-AUTHN-006)]]
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[[Testing for Weak password policy (OWASP-AT-008)|4.5.7 Testing for Weak password policy (OTG-AUTHN-007)]]
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[[Testing for Weak security question/answer (OTG-AUTHN-008)|4.5.8 Testing for Weak security question/answer (OTG-AUTHN-008)]]
  
[[Default or Guessable User Account Testing AoC|4.4.1 Default or guessable (dictionary) user account]]<br>
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[[Testing for weak password change or reset functionalities (OWASP-AT-011)|4.5.9 Testing for weak password change or reset functionalities (OTG-AUTHN-009)]]  
[[Brute Force Testing AoC|4.4.2 Brute Force]]<br>
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[[Bypassing Authentication Schema AoC|4.4.3 Bypassing authentication schema]]<br>
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[[Directory Traversal Testing AoC|4.4.4 Directory traversal/file include]] <br>
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[[Vulnerable Remember Password and Pwd Reset AoC|4.4.5 Vulnerable remember password and pwd reset]]<br>
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[[Logout and Browser Cache Management Testing AoC|4.4.6 Logout and Browser Cache Management Testing]]<br>
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[[OWASP Testing Guide v2 Table of Contents]]
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[[Testing for Weaker authentication in alternative channel (OTG-AUTHN-010)|4.5.10 Testing for Weaker authentication in alternative channel (OTG-AUTHN-010)]]

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4.5 Authentication Testing


Authentication (Greek: αυθεντικός = real or genuine, from 'authentes' = author ) is the act of establishing or confirming something (or someone) as authentic, that is, that claims made by or about the thing are true. Authenticating an object may mean confirming its provenance, whereas authenticating a person often consists of verifying her identity. Authentication depends upon one or more authentication factors. In computer security, authentication is the process of attempting to verify the digital identity of the sender of a communication. A common example of such a process is the logon process. Testing the authentication schema means understanding how the authentication process works and using that information to circumvent the authentication mechanism.

4.5.1 Testing for Credentials Transported over an Encrypted Channel (OTG-AUTHN-001)

4.5.2 Testing for default credentials (OTG-AUTHN-002)

4.5.3 Testing for Weak lock out mechanism (OTG-AUTHN-003)

4.5.4 Testing for bypassing authentication schema (OTG-AUTHN-004)

4.5.5 Test remember password functionality (OTG-AUTHN-005)

4.5.6 Testing for Browser cache weakness (OTG-AUTHN-006)

4.5.7 Testing for Weak password policy (OTG-AUTHN-007)

4.5.8 Testing for Weak security question/answer (OTG-AUTHN-008)

4.5.9 Testing for weak password change or reset functionalities (OTG-AUTHN-009)

4.5.10 Testing for Weaker authentication in alternative channel (OTG-AUTHN-010)