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The REST API is running on the target machine and uses JWT based authentication. The developer of this REST API, had committed the code to a GitHub repository which was later made public. And, unfortunately, the developer forgot to remove the JWT secret key from these files. In this challenge, you are provided with a copy of that GitHub repository.
Objective: Recover the secret key and retrieve the flag stored on the server!
|/auth/local||Authenticates the user and returns JWT authentication token||POST||identifier, password|
|/users||Creates a new user||POST||username, password, email, role, provider|
|/admin||Access Strapi Admin Panel||GET||-|
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- Once you start the lab, you will have access to a Kali GUI instance.
- Your Kali instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ifconfig" to know the values of X and Y.
- The REST API should be running on port 1337 on the machine located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
- The cloned GitHub repository is present in the directory "/root/Desktop/challenge-files".
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