Same origin policy

Same-origin policy

The same-origin policy restricts how a document or script loaded from one origin can interact with a resource from another origin. Same-origin Policy is used as a means to prevent some of the Cross-site Request Forgery attacks.

Definition of an origin

Two pages have the same origin if the protocol, port (if one is specified), and host are the same for both pages. The following table gives examples of origin comparisons to the URL http://store.company.com/dir/page.html:

URL Outcome Reason
http://store.company.com/dir2/other.html Success
http://store.company.com/dir/inner/another.html Success
https://store.company.com/secure.html Failure Different protocol
http://store.company.com:81/dir/etc.html Failure Different port
http://news.company.com/dir/other.html Failure Different host
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