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Remove Backdrop's Generator META tag to hinder web application fingerprinting.

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The OWASP web application fingerprinting guide discusses methods to identify web applications and their version to determine known vulnerabilities and appropriate exploits. In the remediation advice, OWASP recommends removing HTML code or anything else that explicitly points to a specific framework to be sure the framework cannot be detected by automatic scans.

One of the identifiers OWASP recommends removing is the META generator tags. This module provides that increment to improve the security posture of Backdrop installations.


  • Enable to remove the Generator META tag.
  • Disable to restore the Generator META tag.
  • No configuration required!

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This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
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