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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 13, 2018

Provide Mechanism to Disable HTTP Methods like HEAD, TRACE, OPTIONS, DEBUG

The application allows methods like HEAD, OPTIONS.
HTTP offers a number of methods that can be used to perform actions on the web server. Many of these methods are designed to aid developers in deploying and testing HTTP applications. These HTTP methods can be used for nefarious purpose if the web server is misconfigured.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 127146
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    Nov 19, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. We've not heard back from you in some time, and according to our policy (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6242260) for reviewing and addressing RFEs we have decided to close this request. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.

  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2019

    The following section of the Servlet specification describes how to cover and uncover HTTP methods: 13.8 Specifying Security Constraints.
    You could also perform the samething using Annotations, for example see the following section of the Servlet specification: 13.4 Programmatic Security Policy Configuration.
    Are you requesting some sort of functionality outside of the already existing spec defined functionality?