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Do I need a webscript to call external rest server (CORS)?

Question asked by kaffi on Apr 4, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2019 by d.moeyersons

I try to access another Rest service outside from Alfresco via ADF. Everytime I try to execute the call. I get the following error:


Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'https:/host/endpoint' from origin 'http://localhost:4200' has been blocked by CORS policy: Response to preflight request doesn't pass access control check: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource.


I also added the endpoint to the proxy.conf.json


"/endpoint": {
  "target": "https://hostname",
  "secure": false,
  "changeOrigin": true

With the same result as before.


I use the following class:

export class ClassService {

  constructor(private http: HttpClient) {

  private getLoginHeader(username: string, password: string) {

    let Headers: HttpHeaders = new HttpHeaders();
    console.log('Header ' + 'Basic ' + btoa(username + ':' + password));
    Headers = Headers.append('Authorization', 'Basic ' + btoa(username + ':' + password));
    Headers = Headers.append('Access-Control-Allow-Origin', '*');
    Headers =  Headers.append('Content-Type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
    return Headers;

  getBatchClasses(username: string, password: string ) {

    return this.http.get<any>('/dendpoint',
      {headers: this.getLoginHeader(username, password)}).subscribe(response => {
    }, err => {
      console.log('User authentication failed!');

  logout() {







If I try to access it with Postman it works properly. That sounds for me, that ADF forces to use a repository webscript to access external resources. Is this correct? If not can somebody give me a hint?