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Ponnurangam Nagaraj (Ponnurangam)
Tata Consultancy services
Ponnurangam Nagaraj
Tata Consultancy services
Ponnurangam Member since 2015 17 posts
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Posted: May 23, 2019
Last activity: July 19, 2019

Security question - Set secure cookie

Hi Team,

Our application had undergone security test and they found issues related to cookie. Please find below risk

If the secure flag is set on a cookie, then browsers will not submit the cookie in any requests that use an unencrypted HTTP connection, thereby preventing the cookie from being trivially intercepted by an attacker monitoring network traffic. If the secure flag is not set, then the cookie will be transmitted in clear-text if the user visits any HTTP URLs within the cookie's scope. An attacker may be able to induce this event by feeding a user suitable links, either directly or via another web site. An attacker with sufficient network access could eavesdrop network traffic to capture these, then use them to hijack the user's session

Recommendation : We recommend enabling the secure and HttpOnly flags on the affected cookies

solution tried : created below DSS

prconfig/http/setsecurecookie/default and set to TRUE

prconfig/cookie/httponly/default and set to TRUE.

Issue : after setting this, we are not able to login to pega designer studio, could see below errors in log.

Error in log :An error has occurred which indicates that your browser does not support Cookies. You must enable Cookies in order to use this application

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