FAQ: OWASP Top 10 - Broken Access Control

This community-built FAQ covers the “Broken Access Control” exercise from the lesson “OWASP Top 10”.

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(Beta) User Authentication & Authorization in Express

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I think there is an error in the exercise. The 4th instruction states: 'If you view your own profile (uber_haxor), you will notice that your username shows up in the URL: https://localhost/users/uber_haxor.html

However, when you actually are on your own profile (uber_haxor), the URL is the following: https://fb89a9104dc846b0ad3ffd76f534c230.cc-propeller.cloud/

Due to this issue, the exercise can’t be completed. I even tried proceeding onto the 5th instruction and plugging in the other URL with “unsuspecting_victim” but it just brought me back to the User Directory