Refused to load the script because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive

When I tried to deploy my app onto devices with android system above 5.0.0, I kept getting this kind of error messages:

07-03 18:39:21.621: D/SystemWebChromeClient(9132): file:///android_asset/www/index.html: Line 0 : Refused to load the script 'http://xxxxx' because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline'". 07-03 18:39:21.621: I/chromium(9132): [INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "Refused to load the script 'http://xxx' because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline'".

However, if I deployed it to mobile device with android system of 4.4.x, the security policy works with default ones:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *">

Then I thought, maybe, i should change to something like this:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="script-src 'self' 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline'; object-src 'self'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *">

Basically, both option doesn't work for for me. Does anybody have an idea of how to solve this issue?



Try replacing your meta tag with this below:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src *; style-src 'self' http://* 'unsafe-inline'; script-src 'self' http://* 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'" />

Or in addition to what you have, you should add http://* to both style-src and script-src as seen above added after 'self'

If your server is including Content-Security-Policy header, header will override the meta.


The auto-answer given by MagngooSasa did the trick, but for anyone else trying to understand the answer, here are a few bit more details:

When developing Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, I tried to import a remote javascript file [located here], but having the error mentioned in the title.

Here is the Meta tag BEFORE, in the index.html file of the project

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *">

Here is the CORRECTED meta tag, to allow importing a remote script :

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *;**script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval';** ">

and no more error!


solved with

script-src 'self' http://xxxx 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'; 

We used this:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src gap://ready file://* *; style-src 'self' http://* https://* 'unsafe-inline'; script-src 'self' http://* https://* 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'">

To elaborate some more on this adding

script-src 'self' http://somedomain 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval';    

To the meta tag like so

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval';  media-src *">

Fixes the error


Adding meta tag to ignore this policy was not helping us, because our webserver is injecting Content-Security-Policy header in the response.

In our case we are using Ngnix as web server for tomcat9 java based application.From web server it is directing browser not to allow inline scripts, so for a temporary testing we have turned off Content-Security-Policy by commenting.

How to turn off in ngnix?

  • By default ngnix ssl.conf will have this adding header to response.

    #> grep 'Content-Security' -ir /etc/nginx/global/ssl.conf add_header Content-Security-Policy "default-src 'none'; frame-ancestors 'none'; script-src 'self'; img-src 'self'; style-src 'self'; base-uri 'self'; form-action 'self';";

  • If you just comment this line and restart ngnix it should not be adding header to response.

If you are concerned about security or in production please do not follow this, use these steps as only for testing purpose and moving on.


Full permission string

The answers above did not fix my issue because they don't include blob: data: gap: keywords at the same time; so here is a string that does:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src * self blob: data: gap:; style-src * self 'unsafe-inline' blob: data: gap:; script-src * 'self' 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline' blob: data: gap:; object-src * 'self' blob: data: gap:; img-src * self 'unsafe-inline' blob: data: gap:; connect-src self * 'unsafe-inline' blob: data: gap:; frame-src * self blob: data: gap:;">

Warning: This exposes the document to many exploits be sure to prevent users from executing code in the console or to be in a closed environment like a cordova app.


For anyone looking for a complete explanation, I recommend you to take a look at Content Security Policy:

"Code from should only have access to’s data, and should certainly never be allowed access. Each origin is kept isolated from the rest of the web"

XSS attacks are based on the browser's inability to distinguish your app's code from code downloaded from another website. So you must whitelist the content origins that you consider safe to download content from, using the Content-Security-Policy HTTP header.

This policy is described using a series of policy directives, each of which describes the policy for a certain resource type or policy area. Your policy should include a default-src policy directive, which is a fallback for other resource types when they don't have policies of their own.

So, if you modify your tag to:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *;**script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval';** ">

You are saying that you are authorizing the execution of Javacsript code (script-src) from the origins 'self',, 'unsafe-inline', 'unsafe-eval'.

I guess that the first two are perectly valid for your use case, I am a bit unsure about the other ones. 'unsafe-line' and 'unsafe-eval' pose a security problem, so you should not be using them unless you have a very specific need for them:

"If eval and its text-to-JavaScript brethren are completely essential to your application, you can enable them by adding 'unsafe-eval' as an allowed source in a script-src directive. But, again, please don’t. Banning the ability to execute strings makes it much more difficult for an attacker to execute unauthorized code on your site." (Mike West, Google)


The probable reason why you get this error is likely because you've added the /build folder to your .gitignore file or generally haven't checked it into Git.

So when you Git push Heroku master, the build folder you're referencing don't get pushed to Heroku. And that's why it shows this error.

That's the reason it works properly locally, but not when you deployed to Heroku.


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