illustration for the  OWASP ZAP article

Using OWASP ZAP for Vulnerability Detection

  1. Download the appropriate installer from
  2. User Interface of the Program.

Screenshot of the program's user interface

  1. Click on 'Automated Scan' to start the scanning process.

Screenshot of the 'Automated Scan' button

  1. Specify the URL and the browser to use for testing, then click on the 'Attack' button.

Screenshot of the 'Attack' button

  1. The list of discovered vulnerabilities is stored in the 'Alerts' tab. For each alert, the program provides an explanation and possible solutions for the issue.

Screenshot of the 'Alerts' tab