Security Tests Samples

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on June 07, 2024

ReadyAPI includes sample projects that show how to test your service against a variety of attacks.

The changes you make to sample projects cannot be saved. This means that if you change a sample project, you have to save it as a new one. The original file will remain unchanged.


The sample projects for security testing are available in the <ReadyAPI>/tutorials/security folder:

• Windows: <Program Files>/SmartBear/ReadyAPI-3-53-0/tutorials/security
     Program Files or Program Files (x86)
• Linux: /home/<user-name>/SmartBear/ReadyAPI-3-53-0/tutorials/security
• MacOS: /Applications/

How to open a sample project

From the main menu

Select File > Import Project from the main menu, and then choose a sample project file in the subsequent dialog:

Web service testing with ReadyAPI: Open sample project

ReadyAPI project files have the .xml extension.

From the dashboard

Find the project you need in the Sample Projects section:

Security Testing: Secure Sample Projects

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Tip: By default, this section displays all the sample projects in ReadyAPI. Click and select Test Projects to limit the options to functional tests, security tests and Online Service examples.

About security testing samples

Sample Description
Security Sample Contains a variety of security tests that are run against the attached virtual service.
Find a link to this project on the Dashboard.
XPath Injection Modifies the request to the attached virtual service to try and cause it to malfunction due to errors in how XML is parsed.
Fuzzing Scan Sends a lot of requests with random data to the attached virtual service to see how it reacts.
SQL Injection Tries to attack the underlying SQL database by modifying the requests to the service.

See Also

Getting Started with Security Tests
Tutorials and Samples

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