All business owners want their websites to work smoothly and leave the right impression on their customers. Apart from the web design and how web applications seem on the surface, there’s a lot that can be done to prevent unpleasant surprises.
One easy way to ensure that your web applications and consequently website is functioning like it should, is to conduct a web application test.
Even though it is better left to pros like us, here is a quick checklist that will allow you to conduct web application tests on your own:
This step includes checking all the links in web pages, forms used to submit information, cookie information and database connections.
· Test all internal links
· Test jumping links on same pages
· Test all outgoing links
· Double check for broken links in all the links mentioned above
Forms play a key role in acquiring customer information that facilitates online business operations. Here are a few things you should check here:
· Check default values in fields
· Check validation in all fields
· Check all options to generate forms
· Check fields by inputting wrong values
All content used across web pages should be logical and easy to understand. Check content for spelling mistakes and avoid use of dark colours. Each and every anchor link should be working; images should be positioned and sized in coherence with the rest of the layout.
There should be a sitemap for all the links in the website with a precise tree view of navigation. Double check onsite search options.
The primary interfaces are application server and web server. Double check; all the interactions between these servers should be streamlined.
If the database returns with an error message, the application server should be able to catch these errors and display them. Also consider checking what happens when a transaction is interrupted in between. Similarly, find out what happens if the web server connection is reset.
Web application security is essential to ensure that customer data is kept safe and protected at all times.
· If you are logged in with a username and password, try changing the link in the address bar to see what happens.
· What happens when you paste an internal URL on the browser address bar?
· Try inputting invalid username and password details to see how the web application responds.
· Test CAPTCHA.
· If you are using SSL, it should be able to display a logo when users switch between an unprotected and protected webpage.
But that’s not it. There’s a lot more to application security testing than these pointers. As the leading name in the web application security testing industry, we conduct thorough inspections of all your applications, leaving no stone unturned and no gaps left behind.
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