Access Control Request Headers, is added to header in AJAX request with jQuery

04/24/2020 01:00:01

I would like to add a custom header to an AJAX POST request from jQuery.

I have tried this:

$.ajax({
    type: 'POST',
    url: url,
    headers: {
        "My-First-Header":"first value",
        "My-Second-Header":"second value"
    }
    //OR
    //beforeSend: function(xhr) { 
    //  xhr.setRequestHeader("My-First-Header", "first value"); 
    //  xhr.setRequestHeader("My-Second-Header", "second value"); 
    //}
}).done(function(data) { 
    alert(data);
});

When I send this request and I watch with FireBug, I see this header:

OPTIONS xxxx/yyyy HTTP/1.1
Host: 127.0.0.1:6666
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,/;q=0.8
Accept-Language: fr,fr-fr;q=0.8,en-us;q=0.5,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Connection: keep-alive
Origin: null
Access-Control-Request-Method: POST
Access-Control-Request-Headers: my-first-header,my-second-header
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache

Why do my custom headers go to Access-Control-Request-Headers:

Access-Control-Request-Headers: my-first-header,my-second-header

I was expecting a header values like this:

My-First-Header: first value
My-Second-Header: second value

Is it possible?

Verified Answer (137 Votes)

09/10/2012 08:44:33

What you saw in Firefox was not the actual request; note that the HTTP method is OPTIONS, not POST. It was actually the 'pre-flight' request that the browser makes to determine whether a cross-domain AJAX request should be allowed:

http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/

The Access-Control-Request-Headers header in the pre-flight request includes the list of headers in the actual request. The server is then expected to report back whether these headers are supported in this context or not, before the browser submits the actual request.

137

Answer #2 (436 Votes)

11/22/2012 20:02:59

Here is an example how to set a request header in a jQuery Ajax call:

$.ajax({
  type: "POST",
  beforeSend: function(request) {
    request.setRequestHeader("Authority", authorizationToken);
  },
  url: "entities",
  data: "json=" + escape(JSON.stringify(createRequestObject)),
  processData: false,
  success: function(msg) {
    $("#results").append("The result =" + StringifyPretty(msg));
  }
});
436

Answer #3 (175 Votes)

11/14/2014 17:45:18

This code below works for me. I always use only single quotes, and it works fine. I suggest you should use only single quotes or only double quotes, but not mixed up.

$.ajax({
    url: 'YourRestEndPoint',
    headers: {
        'Authorization':'Basic xxxxxxxxxxxxx',
        'X-CSRF-TOKEN':'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
        'Content-Type':'application/json'
    },
    method: 'POST',
    dataType: 'json',
    data: YourData,
    success: function(data){
      console.log('succes: '+data);
    }
  });
175
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