Open Source CSRFHelper Login Register

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

Adding the token to the form and hook

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

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

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

Validating the token

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

Taking the example form from the official documentation, and adding the necessary tweaks, you'll end up with a form like this:

[[!Register?
    &submitVar=`registerbtn`
    &submittedResourceId=`73`
    &preHooks=`csrfhelper_login`
    &csrfKey=`register`
    &usergroups=`Marketing,Research`
    &validate=`nospam:blank,
        username:required:minLength=^6^,
        password:required:minLength=^6^,
        password_confirm:password_confirm=^password^,
        fullname:required,
        email:required:email`
    &placeholderPrefix=`reg.`
]]
 
<div class="register">
    <div class="registerMessage">[[!+reg.error.message]]</div>
 
    <form class="form" action="[[~[[*id]]]]" method="post">
        <input type="hidden" name="csrf_token" value="[[!csrfhelper? &key=`register` &singleUse=`1`]]">

        <input type="hidden" name="nospam" value="[[!+reg.nospam]]" />
 
        <label for="username">[[%register.username? &namespace=`login` &topic=`register`]]
            <span class="error">[[!+reg.error.username]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="text" name="username" id="username" value="[[!+reg.username]]" />
 
        <label for="password">[[%register.password]]
            <span class="error">[[!+reg.error.password]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="password" name="password" id="password" value="[[!+reg.password]]" />
 
        <label for="password_confirm">[[%register.password_confirm]]
            <span class="error">[[!+reg.error.password_confirm]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="password" name="password_confirm" id="password_confirm" value="[[!+reg.password_confirm]]" />
 
        <label for="fullname">[[%register.fullname]]
            <span class="error">[[!+reg.error.fullname]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="text" name="fullname" id="fullname" value="[[!+reg.fullname]]" />
 
        <label for="email">[[%register.email]]
            <span class="error">[[!+reg.error.email]]</span>
        </label>
        <input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="[[!+reg.email]]" />
 
        <br class="clear" />
 
        <div class="form-buttons">
            <input type="submit" name="registerbtn" value="Register" />
        </div>
    </form>
</div>