[tahoe-dev] CORS for web API

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Sun Mar 24 20:39:24 UTC 2013

On 24/03/13 18:03, Patrick Logan wrote:
> OK, thanks. This does bring the issues into focus for me.
> I set up a gateway to accept requests from local host then proxied from apache without
> authorization when the request contains a capability, hoping to use a subset of the web
> API as a remote file system from the browser. I can see that generally enabling CORS in
> the gateway like this is not a secure direction.

That's an interesting point that it may be possible to enable CORS for a subset of the
API. I'll have to think about that (but a better long-term direction is to design
accounting so that there are no remaining ambient authority issues, so that CORS can
be enabled for all requests).

David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥

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