Understanding CORS

CORS or Cross Origin Resource Sharing is an http mechanism to let a user gain access to resources located on a domain other that the one the site lives on by using some additional headers. So for example lets say your app located on http://test1.domain.com needs to make a REST call to an api located on http://test2.domain.com/some/awesome/endpoint.

Now By default a browser wouldn’t allow such a request. This is done for http security reasons. What that means is a browser wouldn’t allow a request made from within a script on a webpage to…

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