Security measures in Open Zaak

The following is a non-exhaustive list of configurations in Open Zaak to enhance security.

nginx template considerations

When deploying Open Zaak on a VM, nginx is used as a reverse proxy. A number of headers are set in the virtual host:

Referrer-Policy: "same-origin";

the HTTP_REFERER header is sent only to Open Zaak pages

X-Content-Type-Options: "nosniff";

protects against user-uploaded content, which is relevant because of the Documents API and serving of that user content

X-XSS-Protection: "1; mode=block";

note that this is not honored by most browsers anymore, but it doesn’t hurt to include it


opt-in, configure the deployment playbook accordingly

Feature-Policy: "autoplay 'none'; camera 'none'" always;

there’s no need for these :-)

Open Zaak settings

X-Frame-Options is set to DENY

no (i)frames are allowed at all