angel_security 1.1.0

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Angel middleware designed to enhance application security by patching common Web security holes.

Sanitizing HTML


// Or:

CSRF Tokens

app.chain(verifyCsrfToken()).post('/form', ...);

Banning by IP


// Or a range:

// Or multiple filters:
app.before.add(banIp(['', '192.*.*.*', new RegExp(r'1\.2.\3.\4')]));

// Also can ban origins

// By default, `banOrigin` forces users to have an `Origin` header.
// Use this flag to disable it:
app.before.add(banOrigin('', allowEmptyOrigin: true));

Trusted Proxy

Works well with Apache or Nginx.

// ONLY trust localhost X-Forwarded-* headers

Throttling Requests

Throws a 429 error if the given rate limit is exceeded.

// Example: 5 requests per minute
app.before.add(throttleRequests(5, new Duration(minutes: 1)));


Supplementary security library

Service Hooks

Also included are a set of service hooks, some ported from FeathersJS. Others are created just for Angel.

import 'package:angel_security/hooks.dart' as hooks;


  • addUserToParams
  • associateCurrentUser,
  • hashPassword
  • queryWithCurrentUser
  • restrictToAuthenticated
  • restrictToOwner
  • variantPermission

Also exported is the helper function isServerSide. Use this to determine whether a service method is being called by the server, or by a client.


Permissions are a great way to restrict access to resources.

They take the form of:

  • service:foo
  • service:create:*
  • some:arbitrary:permission:*:with:*:a:wild:*card

The specifics are up to you.

var permission = new Permission('admin | users:find');

// Or:
// PermissionBuilders support + and | operators. Operands can be Strings, Permissions or PermissionBuilders.
var permission = (new PermissionBuilder('admin') | (new PermissionBuilder('users') + 'find')).toPermission();

// Transform into middleware
app.chain(permission.toMiddleware()).get('/protected', ...);

// Or as a service hook

// Dynamically create a permission hook.
// This helps in situations where the resources you need to protect are dynamic.
// `variantPermission` is included in the `package:angel_security/hooks.dart` library.
app.service('posts').beforeModify(variantPermission((e) {
    return new PermissionBuilder('posts:modify:${}');

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  angel_security: "^1.1.0"

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

      import 'package:angel_security/angel_security.dart';
Version Uploaded Documentation Archive
1.1.0 Dec 22, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 1.1.0 Download angel_security 1.1.0 archive
1.0.2 Mar 29, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 1.0.2 Download angel_security 1.0.2 archive
1.0.0 Mar 2, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 1.0.0 Download angel_security 1.0.0 archive
0.0.7 Feb 1, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 0.0.7 Download angel_security 0.0.7 archive
0.0.6 Jan 29, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 0.0.6 Download angel_security 0.0.6 archive
0.0.5 Jan 28, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 0.0.5 Download angel_security 0.0.5 archive
1.0.0-alpha+1 Mar 2, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 1.0.0-alpha+1 Download angel_security 1.0.0-alpha+1 archive
1.0.0-alpha Feb 28, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 1.0.0-alpha Download angel_security 1.0.0-alpha archive
0.0.0-alpha+4 Jan 21, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 0.0.0-alpha+4 Download angel_security 0.0.0-alpha+4 archive
0.0.0-alpha+3 Jan 21, 2017 Go to the documentation of angel_security 0.0.0-alpha+3 Download angel_security 0.0.0-alpha+3 archive

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We analyzed this package on Jun 19, 2018, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.0.0-dev.63.0
  • pana: 0.11.3


Describes how popular the package is relative to other packages. [more]
77 / 100
Code health derived from static analysis. [more]
87 / 100
Reflects how tidy and up-to-date the package is. [more]
76 / 100
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Detected platforms: other

Primary library: package:angel_security/angel_security.dart with components: io, mirrors.


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  • Fix analysis and formatting issues.

    Analysis or formatting checks reported 7 errors 1 hint.

    Strong-mode analysis of lib/src/csrf.dart failed with the following error:

    line: 3 col: 8
    Target of URI doesn't exist: 'package:uuid/uuid.dart'.

    Strong-mode analysis of lib/src/hooks/hash_password.dart failed with the following error:

    line: 3 col: 8
    Target of URI doesn't exist: 'package:crypto/crypto.dart'.

    Similar analysis of the following files failed:

    • lib/src/sanitize.dart (hint)
  • Maintain an example.

    Create a short demo in the example/ directory to show how to use this package. Common file name patterns include: main.dart, example.dart or you could also use angel_security.dart.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=1.19.0
angel_framework ^1.1.0 1.1.4+3
Transitive dependencies
angel_http_exception 1.0.0
angel_model 1.0.0
angel_route 2.0.6
async 2.0.7
body_parser 1.1.0
charcode 1.1.1
code_buffer 1.0.0
collection 1.14.10
combinator 1.0.0
container 0.1.2
dart2_constant 1.0.1+dart2
http_parser 3.1.2
http_server 0.9.7
json_god 2.0.0-beta+1
logging 0.11.3+1
matcher 0.12.3
merge_map 1.0.0
meta 1.1.5
mime 0.9.6+1
path 1.6.1
pool 1.3.5
quiver_hashcode 1.0.0
random_string 0.0.1
source_span 1.4.0
stack_trace 1.9.2
string_scanner 1.0.2
tuple 1.0.1
typed_data 1.1.5
Dev dependencies
angel_auth ^1.1.0
angel_test ^1.1.0
angel_validate ^1.0.0
console ^2.2.4
test ^0.12.0