6 Reasons That Drupal 8 Is Apt For Secure Web Development

by Drupal India Drupal CMS Developer India

Drupal 8 is perhaps the most significant update to Drupal since its inception. It has the capability of taking the superlative content management and digital experience capabilities of the CMS to the next level. Being fast, secure, and scalable, it becomes one of the top choices for creating content-intensive websites. It comes as no surprise that Drupal 8 migration is fast becoming preferable for businesses running their websites on the previous versions. Additionally, those planning new projects are also showing an inclination towards the version. Here are the reasons that it is gaining a widespread acceptance as a web development platform.

1. Twig for Template Engine

Drupal 8 is empowered with Twig, a PHP-based template engine which overrides all the templates used for producing HTML markup. It enables the developers to customize the template of their choice to see a markup that matches the requirement to create appealing and functional business websites. Twig makes the syntax simpler and also renders speed and security in the creation of templates.

2. Better user session and session ID handling

Opting from Drupal upgrade to this version assures better user session and session cookie handling. The session IDs are more secure with the use of database backups or SQL injection. Previously, session ID tracking was done directly against the incoming cookie from the browser. This elevated the risk of population of the cookie from the database value and the assumption of user’s session and identity if they had a valid session. Furthermore, Drupal 8 offers better security as the ID is hashed before storage.

3. Javascript API is not compatible with Content Security Policy (CSP)

With the previous versions of the CMS, Settings were loaded through inline Javascript. But with Drupal 8, the Javascript settings variables are not put as inline Javascript anymore. Conversely, they are now added in the form of JSON data to the page. This ensures full compatibility with CSP, which mitigates the cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and enhances the security aspect of web development.


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