Class RestCsrfPreventionFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Filter

    public class RestCsrfPreventionFilter
    extends CsrfPreventionFilterBase
    Provides basic CSRF protection for REST APIs. The filter assumes that the clients have adapted the transfer of the nonce through the 'X-CSRF-Token' header.
     Positive scenario:
               Client                            Server
                  |                                 |
                  | GET Fetch Request              \| JSESSIONID
                  |---------------------------------| X-CSRF-Token
                  |                                /| pair generation
                  |/Response to Fetch Request       |
                  |---------------------------------|
     JSESSIONID   |\                                |
     X-CSRF-Token |                                 |
     pair cached  | POST Request with valid nonce  \| JSESSIONID
                  |---------------------------------| X-CSRF-Token
                  |                                /| pair validation
                  |/ Response to POST Request       |
                  |---------------------------------|
                  |\                                |
    
     Negative scenario:
               Client                            Server
                  |                                 |
                  | POST Request without nonce     \| JSESSIONID
                  |---------------------------------| X-CSRF-Token
                  |                                /| pair validation
                  |/Request is rejected             |
                  |---------------------------------|
                  |\                                |
    
               Client                            Server
                  |                                 |
                  | POST Request with invalid nonce\| JSESSIONID
                  |---------------------------------| X-CSRF-Token
                  |                                /| pair validation
                  |/Request is rejected             |
                  |---------------------------------|
                  |\                                |
     
    • Constructor Detail

      • RestCsrfPreventionFilter

        public RestCsrfPreventionFilter()
    • Method Detail

      • init

        public void init​(FilterConfig filterConfig)
                  throws ServletException
        Description copied from class: FilterBase
        Iterates over the configuration parameters and either logs a warning, or throws an exception for any parameter that does not have a matching setter in this filter.
        Specified by:
        init in interface Filter
        Overrides:
        init in class CsrfPreventionFilterBase
        Parameters:
        filterConfig - The configuration information associated with the filter instance being initialised
        Throws:
        ServletException - if FilterBase.isConfigProblemFatal() returns true and a configured parameter does not have a matching setter
      • doFilter

        public void doFilter​(ServletRequest request,
                             ServletResponse response,
                             FilterChain chain)
                      throws IOException,
                             ServletException
        Description copied from interface: javax.servlet.Filter
        The doFilter method of the Filter is called by the container each time a request/response pair is passed through the chain due to a client request for a resource at the end of the chain. The FilterChain passed in to this method allows the Filter to pass on the request and response to the next entity in the chain.

        A typical implementation of this method would follow the following pattern:-
        1. Examine the request
        2. Optionally wrap the request object with a custom implementation to filter content or headers for input filtering
        3. Optionally wrap the response object with a custom implementation to filter content or headers for output filtering
        4. a) Either invoke the next entity in the chain using the FilterChain object (chain.doFilter()),
        4. b) or not pass on the request/response pair to the next entity in the filter chain to block the request processing
        5. Directly set headers on the response after invocation of the next entity in the filter chain.

        Parameters:
        request - The request to process
        response - The response associated with the request
        chain - Provides access to the next filter in the chain for this filter to pass the request and response to for further processing
        Throws:
        IOException - if an I/O error occurs during this filter's processing of the request
        ServletException - if the processing fails for any other reason
      • setPathsAcceptingParams

        public void setPathsAcceptingParams​(String pathsList)
        A comma separated list of URLs that can accept nonces via request parameter 'X-CSRF-Token'. For use cases when a nonce information cannot be provided via header, one can provide it via request parameters. If there is a X-CSRF-Token header, it will be taken with preference over any parameter with the same name in the request. Request parameters cannot be used to fetch new nonce, only header.
        Parameters:
        pathsList - Comma separated list of URLs to be configured as paths accepting request parameters with nonce information.
      • getPathsAcceptingParams

        public Set<String> getPathsAcceptingParams()