Define a CORS Configuration

Updated: November 3, 2021


Setting up CORS configuration allows requests from other domains to be executed. This is essential if your application is located on a distant server, and a security concern that you should think about. When dealing with your CORS configuration, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Where will calls be allowed from?
  • What kind of calls do I want to allow?

A CORS configuration can be made from Studio by adding an XML extension.

Notice that only GET, POST, HEAD, OPTIONS methods are allowed by default. You need to explicitly set the supported methods in your configuration to allow PUT and DELETE calls.

Refer to the CORS documentation for all applicable configuration options.

Practice - CORS Configuration

  1. In Nuxeo Studio under Configuration, select Advanced Settings > XML Extensions.
  2. Create an XML extension, RestApiTutorial, which:

    • only allows requests from https://foobar.com and its subdomains
    • supports the following methods: GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS
    • only allows requests on the following pattern: /nuxeo/

    If you already provided a CORS configuration when you installed the Nuxeo Dev Tools extension, you can either replace it or skip this Practice exercise.

  3. In your Nuxeo instance, deploy the Nuxeo Studio configuration: ADMIN > Update Center > Update.
  4. Restart the instance: ADMIN > System Information > Restart Server.
  5. Open a terminal and launch the following commands to test your configuration, replacing NUXEO_SERVER with your Nuxeo Server instance URL.

    This command should be denied by the CORS configuration.

    $ curl --verbose -H "Origin: http://www.nuxeo.com" -H "Access-Control-Request-Method: POST" -H "Access-Control-Request-Headers: X-Requested-With" -X OPTIONS http://NUXEO_SERVER/nuxeo/site/foobar/upload

    This command should be accepted by the CORS configuration.

    $ curl --verbose -H "Origin: https://foobar.com" -H "Access-Control-Request-Method: POST" -H "Access-Control-Request-Headers: X-Requested-With" -X OPTIONS http://NUXEO_SERVER/nuxeo/site/foobar/upload

  • CORS Configuration - Solution

    <extension target="org.nuxeo.ecm.platform.web.common.requestcontroller.service.RequestControllerService" point="corsConfig">
                  <corsConfig name="foobar" allowGenericHttpRequests="true"allowOrigin="https://foobar.com"allowSubdomains="true" supportedMethods="GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS">

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