Open Source CSRFHelper Login ChangePassword

CSRFHelper can protect your change password forms from the Login package against CSRF attacks.

Adding the token to the form

In your change password form, add a hidden input with name csrf_token that calls the csrfhelper snippet:

<input type="hidden" name="csrf_token" value="[[!csrfhelper? &key=`changepassword` &singleUse=`1`]]">

We're adding &singleUse here so each request to the form page gets a new token. If you leave that off, the token will instead be valid for 24 hours.

Validating the token

On the ChangePassword snippet call, add the csrfhelper_login to the &preHooks, and set &csrfKey to the same key in the csrfhelper snippet, so changepassword from the example above.

For example:

[[!ChangePassword?
    &preHooks=`csrfhelper_login`
    &csrfKey=`changepassword`
]]

Full example

Based on the example from the documentation, your form might end up looking like this:

[[!ChangePassword?
    &submitVar=`change-password`
    &placeholderPrefix=`cp.`
    &validateOldPassword=`1`
    &validate=`nospam:blank`
    &preHooks=`csrfhelper_login`
    &csrfKey=`changepassword`
]]
<div class="updprof-error">[[!+cp.error_message]]</div>
<form class="form" action="[[~[[*id]]]]" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="csrf_token" value="[[!csrfhelper? &key=`changepassword` &singleUse=`1`]]">
    <input type="hidden" name="nospam" value="" />
    <div class="ff">
        <label for="password_old">Old Password
            <span class="error">[[!+cp.error.password_old]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="password" name="password_old" id="password_old" value="[[+cp.password_old]]" />
    </div>
    <div class="ff">
        <label for="password_new">New Password
            <span class="error">[[!+cp.error.password_new]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="password" name="password_new" id="password_new" value="[[+cp.password_new]]" />
    </div>
    <div class="ff">
        <label for="password_new_confirm">Confirm New Password
            <span class="error">[[!+cp.error.password_new_confirm]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="password" name="password_new_confirm" id="password_new_confirm" value="[[+cp.password_new_confirm]]" />
    </div>
    <div class="ff">
        <input type="submit" name="change-password" value="Change Password" />
    </div>
</form>