Web Client

W13 Securing Client JavaScript Apps


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Brian Noyes

CTO and Co-founder


One topic often pushed to the side when talking about SPAs is security. Whether you're talking Angular, Aurelia or some other framework, the short answer is "you can't secure the client side." However, the reality is you still need to secure your application as a whole. In this session, you'll learn about what you can and can't do with security in Angular and Aurelia, and how you can protect the application as a whole with a combination of securing the files that compose your application, providing a good user experience for login and authorization in your client side app, and securing the Web API calls that your Angular app depends on to access the sensitive parts of your application–the data. You'll also learn about other aspects of security that the client side has to participate in, including CSRF/XSRF protection and CORS support. You'll learn all this primarily in the context of using ASP.NET for your hosting environment of your Angular or Aurelia app, but the session will also touch on what the corresponding options are and what support is needed for other back end host such as NodeJS.

You'll learn:

  • What parts of your SPA you can secure and how
  • How to work with secured Web APIs in your SPA
  • How to manage CSRF and CORS