Get Started Using Mayhem in 5 Minutes or Less

Debra Hopper
July 6, 2023
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Are you a software developer looking for a better way to do security testing? Designed with developers in mind, Mayhem is an advanced platform that automates and enhances your security testing process. 


  • Eliminates False Positives
  • Continually Maximizes Test Coverage
  • Automates Regression Testing

Mayhem’s new user interface offers a streamlined experience for both newcomers and returning users. In this blog post, we will show you how to get started using Mayhem in five minutes or less.

Already a Mayhem user? See our “What’s New” video to learn about Mayhem’s new user interface and features:

Ready to simplify your software security testing process? Follow along with this guide and set up your new Mayhem account here.

Getting Started with Mayhem

Whether you are new to Mayhem or returning to the platform, when signing up, you have the flexibility to use your Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials from various popular social apps, such as Github, Atlassian, Gitlab, Apple, or Google. 

Alternatively, you can create a new account using your email and password. Upon choosing your preferred authentication method, you can proceed with the registration process by clicking on the "register" button.

Once you have gained access to Mayhem, you will be prompted to provide some additional information about yourself. This step ensures that your user profile is complete and helps personalize your experience within the platform. 

Afterward, you will need to create your Mayhem workspace, which will serve as your overall environment for managing your security testing projects.

Creating Projects and Testing

Once your workspace is set up, you can start creating individual projects within Mayhem. The platform allows you to conveniently test both APIs and code on a single screen, eliminating the need to switch between different interfaces. This cohesive testing experience enhances productivity and ensures a more efficient workflow.

Mayhem Dashboard

Exploring the Navigation

Mayhem's left-hand navigation menu bar provides easy access to various sections and features. Let's take a closer look at each of these options:

  • Dashboard: The dashboard serves as your central hub within Mayhem, providing an overview of your projects, recent activities, and key metrics.
  • Projects: This section allows you to manage your projects, create new ones, and track their progress. Here, you can organize your security testing efforts and collaborate with your team members.
  • Runs: The runs section enables you to view and analyze the results of your security tests. You can track the status of your tests, review vulnerabilities, and generate comprehensive reports.
  • Settings: In the settings section, you can customize your Mayhem preferences, configure notification settings, and manage your account details.
  • Integrations: Mayhem offers integrations with various tools and platforms to enhance your testing capabilities. You can explore the integrations section to connect Mayhem with your existing workflow.
  • Mayhem CLI: If you prefer using the Command Line Interface (CLI), Mayhem provides a downloadable CLI tool. You can conveniently access and install the CLI from this section.

Accessing Documentation and Account Settings

For additional resources and support, you can easily access the Mayhem documentation from within the platform, in the lower left-hand corner. The documentation provides in-depth guides, tutorials, and best practices to help you make the most out of Mayhem's features.

Also in the lower left-hand corner of the interface, you will find quick links to your account settings and logout options. These options enable you to manage your account details and securely log out whenever needed.

Get Started with Mayhem Today

Congratulations! With your new Mayhem account set up, you're ready to complete your first code run or API run!


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