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Review the Login Form

By reviewing the login page at, you can determine the target URL of the Action attribute and the required arguments that are being passed to the Web application. Assume that has a login page that contains the following <form> and <input> tags:

<form action="/index.shtm" method="POST" name="frmPassLogin" onsubmit="return logincheck();">

<input TYPE="TEXT" NAME="SearchString" SIZE="18" MAXLENGTH="100" VALUE="">

<input type="hidden" value="All" name="sc">

<input type="hidden" value="ON" name="FreeText">

<input type="image" src="/images/nav/button/bttn_form_arrow.gif" NAME="Action" border="0"/ alt="Submit Search"></td>

<input type="text" name="username" size="18">

<input type="password" name="password" size="18">

<input type="image" src="/images/nav/button/bttn_form_arrow.gif" border="0" name='login' />

<input type="checkbox" name="remember" checked/>&nbsp;<span class="bdDkGray">Remember my Login<br></span


From the action attribute of the <form> tag, you can determine that the target URL is relative to the root of the login page's URL. Therefore, the target URL is:

You can also determine that the method attribute of the <form> tag is POST:


After reviewing the <input> tags, you can determine that the required arguments are:



NOTE:  Notice that not all input fields are necessary for login.

For more information about reviewing login forms, see Determining the Login Requirements.

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