Content Security Policy
29 Jul 20231 minute to read
Content Security Policy (CSP) is a security feature implemented by web browsers that helps to protect against attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and data injection. It limits the sources from which content can be loaded on a web page.
To enable strict Content Security Policy (CSP), certain browser features are disabled by default. In order to use Syncfusion controls with strict CSP mode, it is essential to include following directives in the CSP meta tag.
- Syncfusion controls are rendered with calculated inline styles and base64 font icons, which are blocked on a strict CSP-enabled site. To allow them, add the
style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline';and
font-src 'self' data:;directives in the meta tag as follows.
<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; font-src 'self' data:;" />
- Syncfusion material and tailwind built-in themes contain a reference to the
Roboto’s external font, which is also blocked. To allow them, add the
external fontreference to the
font-srcdirectives in the above meta tag.
The resultant meta tag is included within the
<head> tag and resolves the CSP violation on the application’s side when utilizing Syncfusion controls with material and tailwind themes.
<head> ... <meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self'; style-src 'self' https://fonts.googleapis.com/ 'unsafe-inline'; font-src 'self' https://fonts.googleapis.com/ https://fonts.gstatic.com/ data:;" /> </head>
From the release 2023 Vol2 - 22.1 version, the Content Security Policy for Syncfusion controls has been enhanced by implementing a function template approach for template properties to eliminate the usage of the
unsafe-evaldirective in the CSP meta tag.