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.htpasswd are configuration files commonly used on Apache web servers to enhance security and control access to specific directories. In this tutorial, we will explore what
.htpasswd are, highlight their differences, and provide a step-by-step guide on how to use them to protect a directory.
ANSIBLE_DEBUG is an environment variable in Ansible that allows you to control the level of debug output generated during playbook execution. In this tutorial, we will explore the purpose of the ANSIBLE_DEBUG variable, how to set it up, and where to use it effectively.
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A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a critical component in securing web applications against a variety of cyber threats. In this tutorial, we will delve into what a WAF is, its key features, and provide a step-by-step guide on how to use and configure it. We will also include examples of WAF rules to illustrate how they work.
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Part 1: Discovering Applications on Port 80
1. Using Command Prompt
Open Command Prompt as an administrator. The
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netstat command with the
find option can help identify processes using port 80.
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X-Content-Type-Options HTTP header is a security feature that helps protect web applications from certain types of attacks, such as MIME-type sniffing. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to use this header, with a focus on the
nosniff directive, along with code examples and discussions on security risks.
Performance testing is a critical aspect of ensuring that your APIs can handle a high volume of traffic without degradation in response times or reliability. In this tutorial, we will explore how to conduct load testing for your APIs using Postman and k6, an open-source load testing tool. We’ll cover everything from setting up the environment to running load tests with extended code examples.
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Efficient API testing involves flexibility, reusability, and the ability to test different configurations seamlessly. Postman, a versatile API testing tool, offers a feature called “Environments” that allows you to manage variables and configurations for your API tests. In this guide, we’ll explore how to use Postman Environments effectively for more efficient API testing, complete with extended code examples.
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OAuth 2.0 is a widely used authentication and authorization protocol for securing APIs. Testing OAuth 2.0-protected APIs is essential to ensure secure access and data protection. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll explore how to test OAuth 2.0 APIs using Postman, with code examples and best practices.
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