[openstack-dev] [cinder][security][api-wg] Adding http security headers

Jim Rollenhagen jim at jimrollenhagen.com
Thu Jul 5 16:53:34 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 12:40 PM, Nishant Kumar E <
nishant.e.kumar at ericsson.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have registered a blueprint for adding http security headers -
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/http-security-headers
> Reason for introducing this change - I work for AT&T cloud project –
> Network Cloud (Earlier known as AT&T integrated Cloud). As part of working
> there we have introduced this change within all the services as kind of a
> downstream change but would like to see it a part of upstream community.
> While we did not face any major threats without this change but during our
> investigation process we found that if dealing with web services we should
> maximize the security as much as possible and came up with a list of HTTP
> security headers that we should include as part of the OpenStack services.
> I would like to introduce this change as part of cinder to start off and
> then propagate this to all the services.
> Some reference links which might give more insight into this:
>    - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Secure_Headers_
>    Project#tab=Headers
>    - https://www.keycdn.com/blog/http-security-headers/
>    - https://securityintelligence.com/an-introduction-to-http-
>    response-headers-for-security/
> Please let me know if this looks good and whether it can be included as
> part of Cinder followed by other services. More details on how the
> implementation will be done is mentioned as part of the blueprint but any
> better ideas for implementation is welcomed too !!

Wouldn't this be a job for the HTTP server in front of cinder (or whatever
service)? Especially "Strict-Transport-Security" as one shouldn't be
enabling that without ensuring a correct TLS config.

Bonus points in that upstream wouldn't need any changes, and we won't need
to change every project. :)

// jim
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