RequestValidation token with Kendo grid

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  1. Madzie
    Madzie avatar
    65 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2012

    Posted 30 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Is there a way to have the validation token with kendo grid ?
  2. Ignacio
    Ignacio avatar
    46 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2013

    Posted 31 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Madzie,

    Assuming you are using mvc controllers to perform your AJAX create/update actions and MVC Views to render your grid you can use the following approach.

    • Add your AntiForgeryToken to the view using the default MVC way
    • Append the token to the headers of the Kendo Datasource create/update transport methods.
                        create: {
                            url: baseUrl + "Create",
                            headers: { __RequestVerificationToken: $("input[name='__RequestVerificationToken']").val() },
                            contentType: "application/json",
                            dataType: "json",
                            type: "POST",

    • Check that the server received a valid AntiForgeryToken using an ActionFilter that looks for the token inside an HTTP Header. React to this depending on validity/presence of Token.
    [AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Method | AttributeTargets.Class,
                    AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
    public sealed class ValidateJsonAntiForgeryTokenAttribute
                                : FilterAttribute, IAuthorizationFilter
        public void OnAuthorization(AuthorizationContext filterContext)
            if (filterContext == null)
                throw new ArgumentNullException("filterContext");
            var httpContext = filterContext.HttpContext;
            var cookie = httpContext.Request.Cookies[AntiForgeryConfig.CookieName];
            AntiForgery.Validate(cookie != null ? cookie.Value : null,

    You can read more this approach here.

    Hope it helps.

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