Content Security Policy with Google Maps and Helmet

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If you are using Helmet and Google Maps (or any other third party javascript library) in your app you will get Content Security Policy warnings.

The error looks something like this:

Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”).

Why do I get this error?

The helmet defaults only allow scripts to be loaded from "self" - i.e. the current page.

Setting a CSP to support Google Maps

In some file you should configure helmet to allow scripts from Google Maps.

const helmetForGoogleMaps = helmet({
  contentSecurityPolicy: {
    directives: {
      "script-src": ["'self'", ""],
      "connect-src": ["'self'", "*"],
      "img-src": [

Using in Express

In your application you should assign helmet to middleware