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From "Larry McCay (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-12691) Add CSRF Filter for REST APIs to Hadoop Common
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:22:39 GMT

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Larry McCay commented on HADOOP-12691:
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Thank you, [~cnauroth]!

> Add CSRF Filter for REST APIs to Hadoop Common
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-12691
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-12691
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Larry McCay
>            Assignee: Larry McCay
>             Fix For: 2.9.0
>
>         Attachments: CSRFProtectionforRESTAPIs.pdf, HADOOP-12691-001.patch, HADOOP-12691-002.patch,
HADOOP-12691-003.patch
>
>
> CSRF prevention for REST APIs can be provided through a common servlet filter. This filter
would check for the existence of an expected (configurable) HTTP header - such as X-XSRF-Header.
> The fact that CSRF attacks are entirely browser based means that the above approach can
ensure that requests are coming from either: applications served by the same origin as the
REST API or that there is explicit policy configuration that allows the setting of a header
on XmlHttpRequest from another origin.



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