If the application is configured to be used via an SSL connection, you should protect the application cookies, too.
Cookies are protected with Secure and HttpOnly flags.
By default, all cookies used in ORO applications have the secure flag set to
auto. This means cookies will have the
secure flag for HTTPS requests and no such flag for HTTP requests.
More information about this configuration is available in the cookie secure configuration section of Symfony documentation.
If your application uses a proxy that redirects from https requests to http, the application will detect that the request was made with the http request. As a result, the
auto value for the secure parameter will remove the secure flag.
In this case, you can manually set this parameter for each cookie via the configuration or reconfigure your web sever to add the secure flag by the server.
Reconfigure Apache Web Server
To configure the Apache web server:
Enable mod_headers.so in the Apache HTTP server configuration file;
In the configuration of your virtual domain, add:
Header edit Set-Cookie ^(.*)$ $1;Secure
Restart the web server.
Reconfigure Nginx Web Server with nginx_cookie_flag Module
To configure Nginx web server, use the nginx_cookie_flag_module.
To use this module, the Nginx server has to be built with the following extension:
Once Nginx is built with the above module, you can add the following line either to the location or the server directive in the respective configuration file:
Reconfigure Nginx Web Server with proxy_cookie_path
Another option for Nginx is to use the
proxy_cookie_path parameter in
proxy_cookie_path / "/; Secure";