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CSRF Failed when POST data using Alamofire #1118

Windsooon opened this Issue Mar 14, 2016 · 1 comment


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Windsooon commented Mar 14, 2016

I using django-reat-framework as backend and using SessionAuthentication and TokenAuthentication. This work well when I use httpie send request

http POST email="" user_name="abc" passwod="1234"

but when I use Alamofire

Alamofire.request(.POST, "", parameters: ["email": emailField.text!, "user_name": usernameField.text!, "password": passwordField.text!], encoding: .URL )
            .responseJSON { response in
                print(response.request)  // original URL request
                print(response.response) // URL response
                print(     // server data
                if let JSON = response.result.value {
                    print("JSON: \(JSON)")

return this

Optional(<NSMutableURLRequest: 0x7fe24e15d640> { URL: })
Optional(<NSHTTPURLResponse: 0x7fe24bf3a080> { URL: } { status code: 403, headers {
    Allow = "GET, POST, HEAD, OPTIONS";
    "Content-Type" = "application/json";
    Date = "Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:09:59 GMT";
    Server = "WSGIServer/0.2 CPython/3.4.3";
    Vary = "Accept, Cookie";
    "X-Frame-Options" = SAMEORIGIN;
} })
Optional(<7b226465 7461696c 223a2243 53524620 4661696c 65643a20 43535246 20746f6b 656e206d 69737369 6e67206f 7220696e 636f7272 6563742e 227d>)
    detail = "CSRF Failed: CSRF token missing or incorrect.";

But don't need any permission, and I didn't send csrf token when I using httpie. So, What's wrong here?


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cnoon commented Mar 19, 2016

Hi @Windsooon,

You probably need to use the parameter encoding .URLEncodedInURL instead of .URL. Your POST is putting the payload in the HTTPBody and not the query parameters. Additionally, you can use the following in the future to help you debug this type of problem.

let request = Alamofire.request(.POST, URLString, parameters:parameters, encoding: .URL)

This will print out the cURL command making it MUCH easier to see what's actually going on.

In the future, I'd suggest opening a question on Stack Overflow instead. We use the GitHub project for bug reports and feature requests.

Best of luck!

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