I have a multi-page freeform pro form which breaks every time the user uses the back button to go back to a previous part (the dreaded "action is invalid error").

I can only get it to work properly by disabling secure forms globally in the control panel - is there no way to disable it just for this one form through a parameter? Using FFP v 4.1.3 on EE 2.7.3

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Unfortunately there is not - when Secure Forms is enabled, EE requires every POST to contain a valid XID. More and more I'm just disabling Secure Forms on any site which takes user submissions because it brings so many headaches.

  • Thanks Derek, thought as much - though I could swear freefrom had a secure="no" parameter :) Maybe I'm confusing this with another add-on. Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 13:11
  • Low Search used to have a secure parameter, but he removed it (I think because EE 2.7 disabled its ability to work). Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 13:18
  • That's the one I may have been thinking about, OK. Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 14:49
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    Derek is right about the secure="no" param. However, you could (manually) set the csrf_exempt column to 1 in the exp_actions table for the action in question, which should solve it, too.
    – Low
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 15:21
  • Can confirm this little workaround works fine - thanks Low! Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 15:37

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