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Application Security How-To Articles

This category is for articles describing how to perform a specific activity that contributes to application security. For example, "How to test session identifier strength using WebScarab." Articles should be titled with a specific title starting with "How To." Articles can focus in on a specific topic or be an overview article that references lots of smaller steps. Long articles should be broken into a set of smaller steps with an overview article.

The OWASP Guides

There are three different OWASP Guides. They are full of useful information about how to perform application security activities.

The OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services
This OWASP Guide has hundreds of articles about all the major security issues you'll encounter when designing or building a secure web application or web service.
The OWASP Testing Guide
This OWASP Guide has articles specifically about performing security penetration testing on web applications and web services.
The OWASP Code Review Guide
This OWASP Guide covers all the same vulnerabilities and security mechanisms as the Testing Guide, but provides guidance on finding the problems in the source code.

OWASP LiveCD Education Project (SpoC 2007)

OWASP - WebScarab Exploiting Input Validation
Parameter exploitation and input validation.
OWASP - LabRat Up and Running on Hard Disk
Guide to installing OWASP LabRat to your hard disk.
OWASP - Running WebGoat in LabRat
Guide to getting WebGoat up and running.
OWASP - Using JBroFuzzer in LabRat
Introduction to using JBroFuzzer in LabRat.
OWASP - WebGoat Introduction to XSS
Introduction to and working examples of XSS using WebGoat in LabRat.
OWASP - Building Your Own LabRat ISO
Guide to building your own custom LabRat ISO distribution.

Other How-To Articles

There are some other How-To articles listed below. Many are stubs that need to be finished.

Proxy based assertion (PBA) for authentication and authorization


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.