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Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Hello everyone. I have read this article but I have some concerns. Would appreciate any help!

 

For context, our current configuration is as follows:

  • Browser Application (EUM)
    • Configuration - Configure and download JavaScript Agent - AppDynamics hosts all JavaScript Agent files from cdn.appdynamics.com
  • Application
    • Configuration - User Experience App Integration - JavaScript Injection
      • Automatic JavaScript injection - DISABLED
      • Configure JavaScript injection - MyJavaClassAndMethodRule - ENABLED

With this, my pages are injected with a large script block that also loads adrum.ext.hash.js

 

Now for CSP, we want to be more restrictive and do not want to enable `unsafe-inline`. 

We would like to whitelist the JS file(s) to be loaded and also the injected script block by hashcode.

My questions are: 

  1. Will the injected script block change, i.e. JS logic updated or just a change of filename for adrum.ext.hash.js, thereby making my pre-computed hashcode invalid?
  2. The injected script block is significantly different from the generated one from Browser Application [Configuration - Configure and download JavaScript Agent - Save Config & Generate HTML Snippet]. Why is that so and how do I control the script block that is injected?

Thank you so much for reading! 

Configuring CSP for EUM injection
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Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Hello Cheng,

 

From your post I understand that you are using Javascript injection method here. What happens in this method is that app agent intercepts the configured methods are writes the js module within the page response. Our eum js agent consists of two parts, one adrum.js and another adrum-ext. The first one to load is adrum.js which in-turn calls the adrum-ext. 

What happens in above injection is the adrum.js module is written directly in the response served.

 

That is why you see the injected block different form the configuration one because the configuration in UI is for manual injection where both adrum.js and adrum-ext are loaded as external scripts on the page.

 

Please let me know if this helps.

 

Kind Regards,
Amit

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Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Thanks Amit, appreciate your quick reply. I understand what you are saying and it clarified my second question. Could you also comment on my first question?

 

This is important to us because we are looking to whitelist script src in CSP by hashcode, so any changes to the injected <script> block will render this the setting invalid. 

 

  1. Will the injected script block change, i.e. JS logic updated or just a change of filename for adrum.ext.hash.js, thereby making my pre-computed hashcode invalid?

 

Thank you once again.

 

Employee

Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Hello Cheng,

 

In the given response the complete js module will be injected as a content of the source. That code will , on execution in browser, invoke an external js file named adrum-ext. 

If this information helps you evaluate whether your computation will invalidate ? If not, could you please give me a brief on how you are calculating your CSP hashcode ?

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Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Thanks for your reply once again, Amit. 

 

We are looking to use this technique to allow inline script: https://www.w3.org/TR/CSP2/#script-src-hash-usage

 

The steps are as follows:

1) Turn on appdynamics EUM

2) Check webpage and copy entire injected <script> block's contents

3) Compute sha-512 hash of the (2)

4) Configure AP to add this static CSP http header, with hash computed in (3), to every page served like such: 

Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'sha512-YWIzOWNiNzJjNDRlYzc4MTgwMDhmZDlkOWI0NTAyMjgyY2MyMWJlMWUyNjc1ODJlYWJhNjU5MGU4NmZmNGU3OAo='

 

Using this method, any changes in the injected <script> block's contents will break our CSP whitelist, as browser will disallow non-whitelisted javascript.

 

We would like to know if these block is subjected to changes, assuming we do not modify the configuration of Browser Application via the appdynamics dashboard. Possible changes that we thought of are JS logic changes or auto version up of adrum.ext.hash.js etc. 

 

I hope I was able to explain it clearer this time! Thank you!  

 

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Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Hello Cheng,

 

Thank you for the detailed explanation. To answer your query, the injected block is not subject to any change untill you change anything in the configuration on the eum side. If any config is changed that will impact the injected code even if the impact is little it may invalidate your hash calculation. 

There are indirect changes which could affect this too, like agent or controller upgrade at your end. Another scenario what I can think of is if your license is changed and you change your eum account name and license key in which case the EUM app key also changes. This will indirectly reflect in the injected code and in that scenario as well the hash need to be recalculated.

 

To sum up below are the scenarios I could think of in which the injected block could change invalidating your CSP:

1. Any changed in EUM configuration from EUM config UI.

 

2. Any controller or app agent side upgrade. 

 

3. Change in license key where the new license has changed EUM account name or eum key.

 

Please let me know if the above information helps.

 

Kind Regards,

Amit

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Re: Configuring CSP for EUM injection

Awesome!

 

Thank you for your clarification and pointing out the potential pitfalls of this approach.