How To Enable Security Headers on Heroku

How do HTTP Headers Help with Web Security

HTTP Response Headers are how web servers communicate back to web browsers what security rules should be applied to requests. As an application developer setting these headers can help prevent certain types of web attacks.

What Security Headers Should Be Enabled


Helps to prevent cross-site scripting attacks by restricting certain browser behaviors.


Prevents your site from loading in an iframe. This is important as sometimes iframes are used in phishing attempts.


Prevents MIME-based content attacks.


What you need to get started:

  1. Expedited WAF add-on is setup in front of your application.

How To Enable Security Headers

Enable Security Headers from the Stop Attacks page of your Expedited WAF dashboard:


  • Settings these options is usually quite safe with existing applications


Learn more about Security Headers

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