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Tech Tip : CA Single Sign-On : CA Access Gateway (SPS) UseHTTPOnlyCookies available for Federation Session Cookies

Discussion created by Patrick-Dussault Employee on Nov 28, 2017

Question:

 

Running CA Access Gateway (SPS), we notice that we cannot set UseHTTPOnlyCookies=YES with the Federation Session Cookies. But we've noticed that this feature exists already in CA Access Gateway (SPS) 12.6 :

 

Secure a Federated Environment

https://docops.ca.com/ca-single-sign-on/12-6-01/en/configuring/partnership-federation/secure-a-federated-environment

 

Safeguard Cookie Information with the HTTP-Only Attribute To help
protect against cross-site scripting attacks, you can protect the
contents of cookies that Federation Web Services generates. To
enable this protection, set the following Agent Configuration Object
(ACO) parameter:

UseHTTPOnlyCookies

This parameter instructs Federation Web Services to set the
HTTP-only attribute on the cookies it creates. When a cookie with
this attribute is returned to the browser, the contents of the
cookie cannot be read by a script, even a script from the web site
which originally set the cookie. This helps prevent any sensitive
information in the cookie from being sent to an unauthorized third
party through a script.

Default: No

To safeguard the information in cookies, set the value of the
UseHTTPOnlyCookies parameter to yes.

 

Is there any CR in which we can find this feature in CA Access Gateway (SPS) 12.52SP1, so we could have this in our current 12.52SP1 environment?

 

Environment:

 

CA Access Gateway (SPS) 12.52SP1CR00

 

Answer:

 

Upgrade the CA Access Gateway (SPS) to 12.52SP1CR07 to get that functionality as per release notes :

00653130 DE283777 Servlet API is upgraded to from 2.4 to 3.0 in Federation web services.

 

Defects Fixed in 12.52 SP1 CR07

https://docops.ca.com/ca-single-sign-on/12-52-sp1/en/release-notes/cumulative-releases/defects-fixed-in-12-52-sp1-cr07#DefectsFixedin12.52SP1CR07-smsps

 

KB : TEC1573861

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