Getting started with Burp Proxy

  • Last updated: July 1, 2022

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Burp Proxy lies at the heart of Burp's user-driven workflow. It operates as a web proxy server between the browser and target applications, and lets you intercept, inspect, and modify the raw traffic passing in both directions. In this section, we'll take you through some of the core features of Burp Proxy so that you can familiarize yourself with how it works.


Using Burp Proxy may result in unexpected effects in some applications. Until you are fully familiar with its functionality and settings, you should only use Burp Proxy against non-production systems.

Burp Proxy works in conjunction with Burp's browser to access the target application. To launch Burp's browser, go to the Proxy > Intercept tab and click Open Browser. A new browser session will open in which all traffic is proxied through Burp automatically. You can even use this to test using HTTPS.

You can get started using the key features of Burp Proxy with these guides: