We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Need help with X-Frame-Options response header configuration - IIS8

Last Modified: 2016-06-04
I am trying to fix a vulnerability found during a penetration scan. I need to correct the  X-Frame-Options response header and set it to DENY so that the webpage is unable to be opened in a frame. I found this page:


That says to add this to the <system.webServer> section.


      <add name="X-Frame-Options" value="SAMEORIGIN" />


to my web.config file. It looked straightforward enough, so I found that section and added that to the web.config file and still getting the alert when I run the penetration test after the change was made.

I need to know if there is something else I need to do in order for this to be set correctly.
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE