Securing your website against Cross Site Request Forgery Attacks

I was pleasently surprised to find out that there is already a Plack Middleware that improves security against CSRF attacks. And it's very easy to use.

I'll demonstrate with a Catalyst example but any app running with Plack can make use of it.

In your application you simply configure the middleware.
(Note: Plack::Middleware::CSRFBlock depends on Plack::Middleware::Session)

   # lib/
   use Catalyst qw/ EnableMiddleware /;
      # ...
      'Plugin::EnableMiddleware' => [qw/

And that's it. From now on CSRFBlock adds a token to your forms and when you submit the form it will check if the token is valid.

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