Provides support for enforcing Content Security Policy with headers in PSR 7 responses.

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Provides support for enforcing Content Security Policy with headers in PSR 7 responses.

About CSP (Content Security Policy)

The new Content-Security-Policy HTTP response header helps you reduce XSS risks on modern browsers by declaring what dynamic resources are allowed to load via a HTTP Header. - via

TL;DR from Google

  • Use whitelists to tell the client what's alowed and what isn't.
  • Learn what directives are available.
  • Learn the keywords they take.
  • Inline code and eval() are considered harmful.
  • Report policy violations to your server before enforcing them.


Via Composer

$ composer require stevenmaguire/middleware-csp


Frameworks and routing layer projects may implement middleware differently. This package is designed to aid in the implementation of CSP for many of those variations provided the middleware pattern expects to provide a Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface and receive an updated Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface in return.

Generic Example

<?php namespace Stevenmaguire\Http\Middleware\Test;

use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface;
use Stevenmaguire\Http\Middleware\EnforceContentSecurity;

class GenericMiddleware extends EnforceContentSecurity
     * Applies content security policy to given response.
     * @param  ResponseInterface  $response
     * @param  array              $profiles
     * @return ResponseInterface
    public function handle(ResponseInterface $response, $profiles = [])
        array_map(function ($profile) {
        }, $profiles);

        return $this->addPolicyHeader($response);

     * Adds profile configuration to underlying middleware.
     * @param array  $profileConfig
     * @return EnforceContentSecurity
    public function addProfileConfiguration($profileConfig = [])
        return $this->setProfiles($profileConfig);

     * Encodes a given configuration into formatted directive string.
     * @param  array   $config
     * @return string
    public function getEncodedConfiguration($config = [])
        return $this->encodeConfiguration($config);

In this example $profiles is an array of middleware-csp-php specific configuration that directs the package on how to decorate the response.

Here is an example of configuration for two profiles.

// within config/security.php

return [
    'content' => [
        'default' => 'global',
        'profiles' => [
            'global' => [
                'base-uri' => "'self'",
                'default-src' => "'self'",
                'font-src' => [ // e.g. only allows fonts from your server and
                'img-src' => "'self'",
                'script-src' => "'self'",
                'style-src' => [
            'flickr' => [
                'img-src' => [

Framework Specific Implementations

Defining a CPS

You should try to keep your Content Security Policy as strict as possible. It is best to not allow inline scripts and only files from a trusted source. Only add sources that you activly use and not those that you might use in the future.

CSP 1.0 Spec

Directive Description
connect-src (d) restricts which URLs the protected resource can load using script interfaces. (e.g. send() method of an XMLHttpRequest object)
font-src (d) restricts from where the protected resource can load fonts
img-src (d) restricts from where the protected resource can load images
media-src (d) restricts from where the protected resource can load video, audio, and associated text tracks
object-src (d) restricts from where the protected resource can load plugins
script-src (d) restricts which scripts the protected resource can execute. Additional restrictions against, inline scripts, and eval. Additional directives in CSP2 for hash and nonce support
style-src (d) restricts which styles the user may applies to the protected resource. Additional restrictions against inline and eval.
default-src Covers any directive with (d)
frame-src restricts from where the protected resource can embed frames. Note, deprecated in CSP2
report-uri specifies a URL to which the user agent sends reports about policy violation
sandbox specifies an HTML sandbox policy that the user agent applies to the protected resource. Optional in 1.0

New in CSP 2.0

Directive Description
form-action retricts which URLs can be used as the action of HTML form elements
frame-ancestors indicates whether the user agent should allow embedding the resource using a frame, iframe, object, embed or applet element, or equivalent functionality in non-HTML resources
plugin-types restricts the set of plugins that can be invoked by the protected resource by limiting the types of resources that can be embedded
base-uri restricts the URLs that can be used to specify the document base URL
child-src (d) governs the creation of nested browsing contexts as well as Worker execution contexts

Browser Support

This is a high level summary of browser support for CSP. For more detailed specifications review Mozilla or caniuse

Browser CSP 1.0 CSP 2.0
Internet Explorer


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