WebSocket always defers the decision to the server, because it didn't
have to deal with legacy compatibility... but the same-origin policy is
still a reasonable default.
Origin checks do not protect against a directly connecting attacker --
they can lie about their host, but can also lie about their origin.
Origin checks protect against a connection from 3rd-party controlled
script in a context where a victim browser's cookies will be passed
along. And if an attacker has breached that protection, they've already
compromised the HTTP session, so treating the WebSocket connection in
the same way seems reasonable.
In case this logic proves incorrect (or anyone just wants to be more
paranoid), we retain a config option to disable it.
Action Cable will only accept requests from specified origins, which are passed to the server config as an array. The origins can be instances of strings or regular expressions, against which a check for match will be performed.
Action Cable will only accept requests from specific origins.
By default, only an origin matching the cable server itself will be permitted.
Additional origins can be specified using strings or regular expressions, provided in an array.