CSRF token

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Initialism of Cross-Site Request Forgery + token.

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CSRF token (plural CSRF tokens)

  1. (web development, computer security) A secret value added to a web form by the server and sent back by the user as part of a POST request, used to prevent cross-site request forgeries by making sure that the user sending the POST request has actually loaded the form.

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