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Node.js cross-origin POST. You should response for OPTIONS request first. Something like this.
if (req.method === 'OPTIONS') {
var headers = {};
// IE8 does not allow domains to be specified, just the *
// headers["Access-Control-Allow-Origin"] = req.headers.origin;
headers["Access-Control-Allow-Origin"] = "*";
headers["Access-Control-Allow-Methods"] = "POST, GET, PUT, DELETE, OPTIONS";
headers["Access-Control-Allow-Credentials"] = false;
headers["Access-Control-Max-Age"] = '86400'; // 24 hours
headers["Access-Control-Allow-Headers"] = "X-Requested-With, X-HTTP-Method-Override, Content-Type, Accept";
res.writeHead(200, headers);
} else {
//...other requests

Thanks! Pulled me out of a bind :)

C1D commented Aug 22, 2013

Thanks a bunch for this!


Wow I like this code very much but was the else statement really necessary if you weren't going to put any code inside, just saying you could of saved a couple lines of code and made the program a bit shorter, Besides that I liked it good job.


Totally works. Thanks!




it actually works :)


Wow its moments like these that I remember that i 'know nothing!' Thanks!


Thank a lot! I've spent hours to make that work without extentions.

Qblack commented Jun 28, 2015

Thank you, this works great but apparently if you trying to pass a token on the GET you may still need to add Authorization to the list of accepted Headers.


Thank you very much.
But when I use your code to my app, it still says there is a CORS problem.
If I write as this ( put the headers code outside the if condition ):

var app = http.createServer(function ( req, res, next ) {
    var headers = {};

    // set header to handle the CORS
    headers['Access-Control-Allow-Origin'] = '*';
    headers['Access-Control-Allow-Headers'] = 'Content-Type, Content-Length, Authorization, Accept, X-Requested-With';
    headers['Access-Contrl-Allow-Methods'] = 'PUT, POST, GET, DELETE, OPTIONS';
    headers["Access-Control-Max-Age"] = '86400';
    res.writeHead(200, headers);

    if ( req.method === 'OPTIONS' ) {
        console.log('OPTIONS SUCCESS');
    else {
        //other requests

The problem disappears.

forl commented Mar 26, 2016

Great! this helped me a lot .



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