How do you perform an API penetration test?How do you perform an API penetration test?
API pen testing begins with scoping to understand the client's infrastructure, software stack, and API documentation. Once a project is properly scoped pen testers typically begin with manual testing methods to gain a clear understanding of how the APIs work. From here, testers use automated testing tools for further research. When a suspected vulnerability is found, testers work on exploiting the vulnerability to see how it could impact the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the systems.