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Static Publisher makes UserForm return "SecurityID doesn't match, possible CSRF attack"


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5 July 2010 at 6:40am Community Member, 190 Posts

SS 2.4
UserDefinedForm 0.3.0

When I enable Static Publisher and try to submit the form, I get redirected to a white page with the warning "SecurityID doesn't match, possible CSRF attack." and the form doesn't submit.

I'd really like to use Static Publisher, so any thoughts on how to fix this would be much appreciated.

If there isn't a fix, can I easily exclude that form page from being cached when using Static Publisher?



5 July 2010 at 6:56am Community Member, 190 Posts

Is the missing "value" on the Static page the issue?

Dynamic version of UserDefinedForm:

<input class="hidden nolabel" type="hidden" id="Form_Form_Referrer" name="Referrer" value="" />

Static version:

<input class="hidden nolabel" type="hidden" id="Form_Form_Referrer" name="Referrer" value="" />


5 July 2010 at 9:17am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I would disable Static Publisher (which I think you need to do with any forms anyways). You can add an exception in the allPagesToCache() function to remove pages with the classname 'UserDefinedForm'.



5 July 2010 at 10:22am Community Member, 181 Posts

..."Is the missing "value" on the Static page the issue?"...

Not exactly, it's the Form_Form_SecurityID hidden input, see [url=][/url]

While we're on the subject ... when a form post fails this CSRF check it raises a http 400 error but does not seem to use the "400-Bad Request" error page I have created in the CMS, should it? (there is an error-400.html in the assets folder)




6 July 2010 at 5:31am Community Member, 190 Posts

Thanks for the help!

I got that to work for my UserDefinedForm page, but I do have a simple form on every page. So I guess I'll look into Partial Caching instead of Static Publisher.


6 July 2010 at 9:58am Community Member, 181 Posts

Or you could disable security for just that form


All depends on the CSRF risk of the particular form.

I haven't tried partial caching myself but am so happy with static caching that I'll try to make that work wherever I can.