A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client

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Article ID: 156647

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Workflow Solution

Issue/Introduction

When publishing a Workflow project from the NS Console (Workflow Enterprise Management)  certain strings of text can trigger the NS to detect the submission as a potential threat and generate the following error:

"A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client."

"A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client."

Cause

The Workflow pages in Symantec Management platform has built-in security measures to prevent potentially dangerous data from injecting scripts into IIS.  In this case, the data is not actually dangerous, but it is still triggering this safeguard.

Resolution

Currently the workaround is to disable validation on the Workflow pages.  This is done by manually editing the web.config on the SMP server.  This file location is <Altiris Install Directory>\Workflow\Web\web.config.

The change that needs to be made is:

<pages validateRequest="true">

to

<pages validateRequest="false">


Applies To

Symantec Workflow 7.1 SP2