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Security Considerations#

The oxd-https-extension is a RESTful server that accepts HTTPS calls based on the dropwizard framework. Communication between oxd-https-extension and oxd-server is protected by protection_access_token.

Limit access#

oxd-https-extension is a web server which handles all requests. An attacker can use such an open server for their own needs or attack it (e.g. DDoS). Therefore, it is recommended to protect it by putting oxd-https-extension in a private network. As an alternative, it is possible to proxy requests via a web server (e.g. Apache HTTP Server or nginx) and limit access via it.