1. Creating and Running Security Tests

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.5, last modified on January 19, 2021

To create a security test in ReadyAPI:

  1. Select File > New Security Test.

    ReadyAPI: Creating a new security test

    – or –

    In the Dashboard New Test tile, select All Tests and click Security Test:

    Security testing with ReadyAPI: Create a security test
    Note: The New Test tile you see on your screen may differ from the one described above, because the tile content depends on the ReadyAPI license you have. For details, see the tile description.
  2. Select the URL option.

    ReadyAPI: Creating a security test from URL

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  3. Enter the following URL and click Next:

    http://www.datasciencetoolkit.org/maps/api/geocode/xml?address=1600+Amphitheatre+Parkway,+Mountain+View,+CA&sensor=false
    ReadyAPI: Entering an URL for the new security test

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    Tip: To add another URL, click Add URL.
  4. Now, you need to select an HTTP method from the drop-down list. Choose GET.

  5. Select a project for your test. For this tutorial, click <New Project> in the drop-down list to create a new project.

    ReadyAPI: Selecting scans for the new security test

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  6. Select the scans you need and click Finish.

  7. You have created a security test. ReadyAPI will offer you to run the security test immediately or edit it before running. We do not need to configure anything, so select the Run Security Test option.

    If you selected to edit the test before running it, click to start the test run later.

    ReadyAPI: Running a newly created security test

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  8. ReadyAPI will start sending modified requests and checking responses. After the test run is over, ReadyAPI will display the results of the test run. Click View Full Report to open a more detailed report. To open the test report later, click .

  9. Close the report for now.

In the next step of the tutorial, we will examine the results of the security test.

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See Also

Security Scans
Getting Started With Security Tests

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