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Security

Browser-based technologies can be tricky from a security stand point. We take security seriously and encourage our users to communicate with us about issues they find.

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Content Security Policy

Content Security Policy (CSP) is used to attempt to prevent a certain class of attacks including cross-site scripting and data injections. It functions by adding a Content-Security-Policy header to the HTTP response or by adding <meta> tags to the page. Since, by default, the SVG with JavaScript library attempts to add CSS to the <head> of the DOM it will violate a strict CSP. Follow the steps below to workaround this:

  1. Disable automatic CSS insertion.
  2. Reference the external CSS file explicitly.
  3. Remember to extract CSS from the bundle (if you’ve installed Font Awesome via package manager).

Example: When Hosting Font Awesome Yourself

<html>
<head>
<script src="https://example.com/fontawesome/v6.5.2/js/all.js" data-auto-add-css="false"></script>
<link href="https://example.com/fontawesome/v6.5.2/css/svg-with-js.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>
...
</html>

Example: Using npm Packages fontawesome-free or fontawesome-pro

require('@fortawesome/fontawesome-free')
FontAwesome.config.autoAddCss = false

Example: When Using npm Packages fontawesome-svg-core

import { config } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core'
// Make sure this is before any other `fontawesome` API calls
config.autoAddCss = false

The stylesheet is included as an external file located in the @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core package. Find it at node_modules/@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core/styles.css.