Request header field Access-Control-Allow-Headers is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Headers

I'm trying to send files to my server with a post request, but when it sends it causes the error:

Request header field Content-Type is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Headers.

So I googled the error and added the headers:

$$rootScope.URL, {params: arguments}, {headers: {
    "Access-Control-Allow-Origin" : "*",
    "Access-Control-Allow-Methods" : "GET,POST,PUT,DELETE,OPTIONS",
    "Access-Control-Allow-Headers": "Content-Type, Access-Control-Allow-Headers, Authorization, X-Requested-With"

Then I get the error:

Request header field Access-Control-Allow-Origin is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Headers

So I googled that and the only similar question I could find was provided a half answer then closed as off topic. What headers am I supposed to add/remove?

The server (that the POST request is sent to) needs to include the Access-Control-Allow-Headers header (etc) in its response. Putting them in your request from the client has no effect.

This is because it is up to the server to specify that it accepts cross-origin requests (and that it permits the Content-Type request header, and so on) – the client cannot decide for itself that a given server should allow CORS.

I had the same problem. In the jQuery documentation I found:

For cross-domain requests, setting the content type to anything other than application/x-www-form-urlencoded, multipart/form-data, or text/plain will trigger the browser to send a preflight OPTIONS request to the server.

So though the server allows cross origin request but does not allow Access-Control-Allow-Headers , it will throw errors. By default angular content type is application/json, which is trying to send a OPTION request. Try to overwrite angular default header or allow Access-Control-Allow-Headers in server end. Here is an angular sample:

$, data, {
    headers : {
        'Content-Type' : 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8'

If that helps anyone, (even if this is kind of poor as we must only allow this for dev purpose) here is a Java solution as I encountered the same issue. [Edit] Do not use the wild card * as it is a bad solution, use localhost if you really need to have something working locally.

public class SimpleCORSFilter implements Filter {

public void doFilter(ServletRequest req, ServletResponse res, FilterChain chain) throws IOException, ServletException {
    HttpServletResponse response = (HttpServletResponse) res;
    response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "my-authorized-proxy-or-domain");
    response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "POST, GET");
    response.setHeader("Access-Control-Max-Age", "3600");
    response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Content-Type, Access-Control-Allow-Headers, Authorization, X-Requested-With");
    chain.doFilter(req, res);

public void init(FilterConfig filterConfig) {}

public void destroy() {}


The server (that the POST request is sent to) needs to include the Content-Type header in its response.

Here's a list of typical headers to include, including one custom "X_ACCESS_TOKEN" header:

"X-ACCESS_TOKEN", "Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "Authorization", "Origin", "x-requested-with", "Content-Type", "Content-Range", "Content-Disposition", "Content-Description"

That's what your http server guy needs to configure for the web server that you're sending your requests to.

You may also want to ask your server guy to expose the "Content-Length" header.

He'll recognize this as a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) request and should understand the implications of making those server configurations.

For details see:

You can activate the proper header in PHP with this:

header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *');
header("Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET, POST, OPTIONS, PUT, DELETE");
header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Content-Type, Access-Control-Allow-Headers, X-Requested-With");

The following works for me with nodejs:

xServer.use(function(req, res, next) {
  res.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", 'http://localhost:8080');
  res.setHeader('Access-Control-Allow-Methods', 'POST,GET,OPTIONS,PUT,DELETE');
  res.setHeader('Access-Control-Allow-Headers', 'Content-Type,Accept');


The headers you are trying to set are response headers. They have to be provided, in the response, by the server you are making the request to.

They have no place being set on the client. It would be pointless having a means to grant permissions if they could be granted by the site that wanted permission instead of the site that owned the data.

If anyone experiences this problem with an express server, add the following middleware

app.use(function(req, res, next) {
  res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept");

if you testing some javascript requests for ionic2 or angularjs 2 , in your chrome on pc or mac , then be sure that you install CORS plugin for chrome browser to allow cross origin .

mayba get requests will work without needing that , but post and puts and delete will need you to install cors plugin for testing to go without problems , that definitley not cool , but i do not know how people do it without CORS plugin .

and also be sure the json response is not returning 400 by some json status

this is backend problem. if use sails api on backend change cors.js and add your filed here

module.exports.cors = {
  allRoutes: true,
  origin: '*',
  credentials: true,
  headers: 'Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept, Engaged-Auth-Token'

In my case, I'm receiving several parameters as @HeaderParam into a web service method.

These parameters MUST be declared in your CORS filter that way:

public class CORSFilter implements ContainerResponseFilter {

    public void filter(ContainerRequestContext requestContext, ContainerResponseContext responseContext) throws IOException {

        MultivaluedMap<String, Object> headers = responseContext.getHeaders();

        headers.add("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*");
         * name of the @HeaderParam("name") must be declared here (raw String):
        "name", ...);
        headers.add("Access-Control-Allow-Credentials", "true");
        headers.add("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, OPTIONS, HEAD");   

Request header field Access-Control-Allow-Origin is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Headers error means that Access-Control-Allow-Origin field of HTTP header is not handled or allowed by response. Remove Access-Control-Allow-Origin field from the request header.

In Asp Net Core, to quickly get it working for development; in Startup.cs, Configure method add

app.UseCors(options => options.AllowAnyOrigin().AllowAnyMethod().AllowAnyHeader());

If you are using localhost and PHP set to this to solve the issue:

header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *');
header('Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Content-Type'); 

From your front-end use:

{headers: {"Content-Type": "application/json"}}

and boom no more issues from localhost!