Tiredful-API: Vulnerable REST API App

What is Tiredful API?

Tiredful API is intentionally designed broken app. The aim of this web app is to teach developers, QA or security professionals about flaws present in webservice (REST API) due to insecure coding practice. Following are the screenshots of the app.



Who can use Tiredful API?

  • Web developers
  • Web Pentesters
  • Security Professionals
  • Student

What is included in Tiredful API?

I tried to cover most of the vulnerabilities, I am sure that I have missed some vulnerabilities.Please ping me if you know any good vulnerability that should be included. For now I have included following vulnerabilities.

  • Information Disclosure
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference
  • Access Control
  • Throttling
  • SQL Injection (SQLite)
  • Cross Site Scripting.

Can I contribute?

Yes, you can help by sending us the details of vulnerabilities that we can implement in future versions of Tiredful API. Please mail us at info[at]payatu.com with subject “Tiredful API Scenario”.

Where can I get Tiredful API?

Source can be downloaded from here.

How to run Tiredful API?

Tiredful API is developed using Django Framework and Django Rest Framework, so for running the web server user needs execute following command.

  • Navigate to the source folder and locate manage.py file.
  • Then execute python manage.py runserver.
  • If static files are not getting load, then execute above command with insecure flag i.e. python manage.py runserver --insecure
    If you are facing any issue starting the web server please refer django documentation admin or django documentation tutorial.
    Please ping me if you are still not able to run development server.

Note: It is recommended to use required libraries with the version specified in the requirements.txt. Please refer here more details

Feedback and Bug Reports.

We would love to hear from you about your experience with Tiredful API. Please send us an email on info [at] payatu [dot] com or siddharth [dot] bezalwar [at] gmail [dot] com with Subject “Tiredful API Issue” based on what you want to share. Please include the below in your email.

  • Operating system with version.
  • Django Framework used.
  • Steps to replicate issue.


Siddharth Bezalwar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

four × one =