AWS Elastic load balance and CORS issues
In one of my projects, I’m getting issues while connecting to AWS load balancers - I have written this post to secure my studies in this regard.
The REST requests from the front end reaches the server without CORS issues:
- without the AWS elastic load balancer and directly to the EC2 server
The REST requests breaks with the CORS errors from the front end and not reaches the server:
- with the AWS elastic load balancer and not directly to the EC2 server
Although we’re not yet successful but these are the stuff (as per @agentspacecake) which we have tried so far:
- Allowed CORS in the S3 bucket, example config — done
- Allowed CORS in the back end using CORS node module — done
- Allowed CORS in the nginx proxy using the CORS headers — done
- Allow CORS on the load balancer’s front — not done
Based on my studies so far:
- Per @Max@AWS, we need to whitelist the “Origin” header
- Per @Brian@AWS, we’d want to whitelist the “Origin” and any other headers you’d like to forward
- This was a bug in the past especially for chrome
- As per @Arun@AWS, the requests needs to contain the headers which are expected to return
- Not sure if the browser caching could surface the CORS issue
- Per @hescar, we can also try adding a ‘Origin’ header
- Looks like, we shall not use * wildcard
- The AWS staff says that ELB doesn’t support CORS yet
- The feature request to ELB CORS support still looks open
- The docs says that the JSON Content-Type is not allowed in simple/actual requests
Requests only use the GET or POST HTTP methods. If the POST method is used, then Content-Type can only be one of the following: application/x-www-form-urlencoded, multipart/form-data, or text/plain.
Hope this helps to some extent.