Is it safe to remove the crossdomain.xml file?


Webtrends SmartSource Data Collector (SDC)


Administrators may want to know if it is safe or permissible to remove the crossdomain xml file found in the SDC (SmartSource Data Collector) installation.


The crossdomain.xml file is only used by SWF files that leverage Adobe Flash External Interface API.

If this API is not being tracked then the crossdomain.xml file can safely be removed from the SDC (SmartSource Data Collector) document root.

If this API needs to be tracked it can be more restrictive by editing the xml file and replacing the asterisk “*” with the domain(s) here:

<allow-access-from domain=”*” />