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Session management 5

Ensure the following occur:

Ensure sufficiently long and random session identifiers are used Generate a new session identifier: If a session was established before login, and successful login has occurred When changing from HTTP to HTTPS When re-authenticating Periodically otherwise. See SM 7 for session termination on logging out.

How to play?

John can predict or guess session identifiers because they are not changed when the user's role alters (e.g. pre and post authentication) and when switching between non-encrypted and encrypted communications, or are not sufficiently long and random, or are not changed periodically


Owasp ASVS (4.0): 3.2.1 ,3.2.2 ,3.2.4 ,3.3.1

Capec: 31

Owasp SCP: 60,62,66,67,71,72

Owasp Appsensor: SE4-6

Safecode: 28

ASVS (4.0) Cheatsheetseries Index

ASVS V3.2 - Session Binding Requirements

ASVS V3.3 - Session Logout and Timeout Requirements


Password Guessing/Brute Force Attacks

Replay attacks

Session Fixation

Session Hijacking (Man-in-the-Middle)

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