Web Application Security

Tiredful API – An intentionally designed broken web application based on REST API

Tiredful API is intentionally designed broken app. The aim of this web app is to teach developers, QA or security professionals about flaws present in webservices (REST API) due to insecure coding practice.
Who can use Tiredful API?
  • Web developers
  • Web Pentesters
  • Security Professionals
  • Student
What is included in Tiredful API?
I tried to cover most of the vulnerabilities, I am sure that we have missed some vulnerabilities.Please ping me if you know any good vulnerability that should be included. For now I have included following vulnerabilities.
  • Information Disclosure
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference
  • Access Control
  • Throttling
  • SQL Injection (SQLite)
  • Cross Site Scripting.
Can I contribute?
Yes, you can help by sending us the details of vulnerabilities that we can implement in future versions of Tiredful API. Please mail us at info[at]payatu.com with subject “Tiredful API Scenario”.
Where can I get Tiredful API?
Source can be downloaded from link.
How to run Tiredful API?
Tiredful API is developed using Django Framework and Django Rest Framework, so for running the web server user needs execute following command.
  • Navigate to the source folder and locate manage.py file.
  • Then execute python manage.py runserver.
  • If static files are not getting load, then execute above command with insecure flag i.e. python manage.py runserver --insecure If you are facing any issue starting the web server please refer django documentation admin or django documentation tutorial. Please ping me if you are still not able to run development server.
Note: It is recommended to use required libraries with the version specified in the requirements.txt. Please refer this more details
Siddharth Bezalwar
@fattu_medjai | siddharth [dot] bezalwar [at] gmail [dot] com

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