WHAT IS PROVING GROUNDS PLAY AND PRACTICE?
Offensive Security Proving Grounds (PG) Play and Practice is a modern network for practicing penetration testing skills on exploitable, real-world vectors. Students will receive a taste of what it is like to work on PWK with PG Play, featuring three daily hours of free, dedicated access to the VulnHub community-generated Linux machines. A subscription to PG Practice includes all the features of PG Play plus additional Windows and Linux machines developed by OffSec experts with unlimited time on any targets.
STEP 1: CONNECT TO VPN
You need a VPN to access all PG machines. Start by downloading and installing your VPN connection pack by clicking the red button CONNECT TO VPN.
Once your VPN pack is installed, copy and paste your credentials (username and password) and connect.
STEP 2: START A MACHINE
To access the machines, select the machine icon next to the VPN connection button. This will present the list of machines available for the selected product (Play or Practice).
To the right of each machine, you will find a set of commands. Press the start button to start a machine. Starting a machine may take up to 90 seconds.
Once a machine is started, the IP address will appear next to the machine name, and the start button will change to a stop button. Use the IP address to access the machine.
If you need to revert a machine, use the revert command to the right of the start button. You can only revert a machine after you have started it.
STEP 3: COMPLETE A MACHINE
To complete a machine, you will need to find and submit one or two flags (depending on the machine). To submit a flag, select the third button in the list of commands, and submit the flag in the pop-up window.
Please read the Rules of the game before you start. If you have any further questions, visit the Help Center by clicking Help in the upper right corner of the control panel.
Learn, have fun, and start sharpening your hacking skills today!