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How are API security testing tools different from website security testing?

Hi everyone 😊
My work as a web application developer has introduced me to many security testing tools, both for APIs and websites.

Before we venture into API security testing tools different, give our API security GitHub repo a ⭐- https://github.com/blst-security/cherrybomb

I’ve found that the tools used for testing websites are different from those used for testing APIs. Website security testing tools are focused on the front-end, while API security testing tools are focused on the back-end. As a web application developer, I have used many security testing tools - both for APIs and websites.

I have found that the tools used for testing websites are different from those used for testing APIs. Website security testing tools are focused on the front-end, while API security testing tools are focused on the back-end. This is because APIs are accessed through the back-end, while websites are accessed through the front-end. Therefore, it is important to use the appropriate tool for the appropriate job.

API security testing tools are different from website security testing in a few key ways.
First, API security testing tools are designed to test APIs, while website security testing tools are designed to test web applications. This means that API security testing tools focus on testing the functionality of the API, while website security testing tools focus on testing the security of the web application.

Second, API security testing tools often use automated testing to test APIs, while website security testing tools typically use manual testing. This is because automated testing can be more effective at testing the functionality of an API, while manual testing is typically more effective at finding security vulnerabilities in a web application.

Third, API security testing tools typically offer more features than website security testing tools. This is because APIs are more complex than web applications, and so there are more potential security risks associated with them. API security testing tools therefore tend to offer more features for testing APIs, such as the ability to test for authentication and authorization issues, session management problems, and data leaks.

Fourth, API security testing tools are typically more expensive than website security testing tools. This is because API security testing is a more specialized form of testing, and so there are fewer tools available on the market. As a result, the few tools that are available tend to be more expensive than website security testing tools.

Finally, API security testing tools are typically used by developers, while website security testing tools are typically used by security professionals. This is because developers are typically more familiar with APIs than security professionals, and so they are more likely to use API security testing tools.

In conclusion:
API security testing tools are designed to test the functionality of an API, while website security testing tools focus on testing the security of a web application. API security testing tools use automated testing to test APIs, while website security testing tools typically use manual testing. API security testing tools offer more features than website security testing tools, such as the ability to test for authentication and authorization issues, session management problems, and data leaks. API security testing tools are typically more expensive than website security testing tools. API security testing tools are usually used by programmers, and website security testing tools are usually used by security professionals, but both types of tools can be used.

Thanks for reading 😊

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