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Add convenience methods for CORS support #21

jeremydaly opened this Issue Mar 28, 2018 · 1 comment


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jeremydaly commented Mar 28, 2018

This seems like too common of a use case to require middleware every time to accomplish this. The method below is one way of handling preflight requests now.

api.options('/*', function(req,res) {
  // Add CORS headers
  res.header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin', '*');
  res.header('Access-Control-Allow-Methods', 'GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, OPTIONS');
  res.header('Access-Control-Allow-Headers', 'Content-Type, Authorization, Content-Length, X-Requested-With');

There are six response headers documented here:

  • Access-Control-Allow-Origin
  • Access-Control-Expose-Headers
  • Access-Control-Max-Age
  • Access-Control-Allow-Credentials
  • Access-Control-Allow-Methods
  • Access-Control-Allow-Headers

These could easily be packaged in a configuration object when calling something like:

  origin: '', 
  methods: 'GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, OPTIONS', 
  headers: 'Content-Type, Authorization',
  maxAge: 84000

I'm not sure this is much shorter, but it could always come with defaults.

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jeremydaly commented Apr 23, 2018

Implemented a version of this with some standard defaults. You can simply call res.cors() and it will add all the defaults. You can override defaults as well as make incremental changes by passing in an options object.

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