Security Considerations for the OpenHatch Application


OpenHatch will make its best effort to protect our users, including their accounts and any identifying or personal information they store with us. To that end, we care deeply about security issues that result in compromises to:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • User accounts
  • Cross-site scripting attacks
  • SQL injection attacks
  • any other vulnerability that affects our data or our users

There are certain classes of issues that we de-prioritize, because they do not materially affect what we are trying to protect as listed above. These classes include, but are not limited to:

  • Open redirections in OpenHatch applications

Known Issues

  • It is known the the OpenID registration flow has the possibility of an open redirect to another site. Since it would be non-trivial to exploit this vulnerability in a way that would compromise the user, we are erring on the side of having a less complicated code base and leaving the bug unpatched. If a future version of one of our vendor libraries patches the bug, we may upgrade the library to close the open redirect.