How to protect $.post posting in mvc

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How to protect $.post posting in mvc

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Posted On: 01-Jun-2015 23:27

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Rahul Maurya
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Hi Anand,

If you talking about preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) then use ASP.NET MVC’s AntiForgeryToken() helper or use captcha

MVC’s AntiForgeryToken():

ASP.NET MVC package includes a set of helpers that give you a means to detect and block CSRF using the “user-specific tokens” technique.

To use these helpers to protect a particular form, put an Html.AntiForgeryToken() into the form, e.g.,

<% using(Html.BeginForm("UserProfile", "SubmitUpdate")) { %>
<%= Html.AntiForgeryToken() %>
<!-- rest of form goes here -->
<% } %>


This will output something like the following:

<form action="/UserProfile/SubmitUpdate" method="post">
    <input name="__RequestVerificationToken" type="hidden" value="saTFWpkKN0BYazFtN6c4YbZAmsEwG0srqlUqqloi/fVgeV2ciIFVmelvzwRZpArs" />
    <!-- rest of form goes here -->

At the same time, Html.AntiForgeryToken() will give the visitor a cookie called __RequestVerificationToken, with the same value as the random hidden value shown above.

Next, to validate an incoming form post, add the [ValidateAntiForgeryToken] filter to your target action method. For example,

public ViewResult SubmitUpdate()
// ... etc

This is an authorization filter that checks that:
•The incoming request has a cookie called __RequestVerificationToken
•The incoming request has a Request.Form entry called __RequestVerificationToken
•These cookie and Request.Form values match

Assuming all is well, the request goes through as normal. But if not, boom!, there’s an authorization failure with message “A required anti-forgery token was not supplied or was invalid”.



Posted On: 01-Jun-2015 14:56


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