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MASWE-0033: Authentication or Authorization Protocol Security Best Practices Not Followed

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Initial Description or Hints

For example, when using oauth2, the app does not use PKCE, etc. See RFC-8252. Focus on client-side best practices.

Relevant Topics

  • best practices from RFC-8252
  • SSO -> OpenID Connect (OIDC)
  • use of Google Service Accounts
  • use of RISC
  • use of Apple Redirect extensions for Enterprise
  • using use SFAuthenticationSession (deprecated) instead of ASWebAuthenticationSession
  • secure mutual authentication using X.509v3 certificates
  • use of context to add security to authentication e.g. via IP or location data
  • set prefersEphemeralWebBrowserSession to true before calling start for a session on iOS


MASTG v1 Coverage

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