Protect Text from XSS Attacks in Python

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a serious threat to sensitive personal information and protecting against them should be a top priority. Constructing a barrier between these attacks and your website will help build your organization’s reputation as trustworthy and safe. The following API will allow you to protect against XSS attacks by detecting them within text input and removing them through normalization.

Run this command to install the SDK:

pip install cloudmersive-validate-api-client

Then, you can call the function:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_validate_api_client
from cloudmersive_validate_api_client.rest import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.TextInputApi(cloudmersive_validate_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
value = 'value_example' # str | User-facing text input.
try:
# Protect text input from Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) attacks through normalization
api_response = api_instance.text_input_protect_xss(value)
pprint(api_response)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling TextInputApi->text_input_protect_xss: %s\n" % e)

This will return the normalized result, original input, and a true or false value indicating whether it contained an XSS risk. You can retrieve the API Key from Cloudmersive at no cost and with no commitment. This will give you access to 800 monthly calls across our library of APIs.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.