Containers - Workspace security

Sphere Engine Containers Workspace provides mechanisms for secure integration. workspace_token protects the workspace from unauthorized use.

Workspace token

In a production environment, we recommend using the workspace_token that fully protects the widget from unauthorized use. It should be enabled in the API call which creates the workspace.

curl -X POST -F "project_id=__PUT_HERE_PROJECT_ID__" -F "workspace_token_required=true" "https://<customer_id><access_token>"

Attaching a workspace token

Workspace token should be attached to the embedded workspace in the form of the appropriate HTML attributes with the data-prefix:

  • data-workspace-token for the workspace-token parameter,

An example of HTML code used to embed a widget prepared to support the signature:

<div data-id="example-workspace" 

Checking the source

Using a list of defined web addresses on which a Workspace can be embedded as a security measure minimizes the risk of unauthorized use of the Workspace. It is a method that's the simplest and the fastest to configure. It doesn't require any additional mechanisms.

You can define the list of allowed addresses on the Menu > Containers > Projects > Cors Settings page in the Sphere Engine client panel. You can specify one or multiple addresses, for example:

The Sphere Engine system verifies HTTP requests from end-users using the client's system (i.e. the page where the workspace is embedded). Only requests directed to addresses in the list of defined addresses are accepted.

Note: If you do not specify the list of addresses (i.e. leave it empty), the workspace can be embedded on any page.**.