from origin 'http://localhost:4200' has been blocked by CORS policy Angular error Fix

Fix from origin ‘localhost:4200’ has been blocked by CORS policy error

If you try to access cross domain back end API from the Angular application you might get from origin 'http://localhost:4200' has been blocked by CORS policy error.

 Access to XMLHttpRequest at '<url>' 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.

There are three ways to fix from origin 'http://localhost:4200' has been blocked by CORS policy error in Angular applications.

  1. Change the back end API to accept requests from http://localhost:4200.
  2. Using alias domain
  3. Proxying to a backend server.

Solution 1: Change the back end API to accept requests from http://localhost:4200

Depending upon the language or framework you use at your back end API, you can add configuration to accepts requests from the Angular application. i.e., http://localhost:4200.

If you use Java Sprint Boot API, add cross origin annotation to your controller class.

@CrossOrigin(origins = "http://localhost:4200/") 
public class MyController {
    public String home() {
        return "this is home page";

If you use C# or Dotnet Core API, Open Program.cs or Startup.cs file and add AddCors options to the service collection.

And then using UseCors method, allow cross domain requests based on added CORS policy.

services.AddCors(options =>
    builder =>

// UseCors

var app = builder.Build();

If you are using node.js API, install cors module and add the cors() setting.

> npm install cors --save

var cors = require('cors');

For Nestjs applications, Use enableCors method.

app.enableCors({ origin: "*" });

Solution 2: Using alias domain.

If your backend API accepts requests from a wildcard domains like *

Open your hosts file and add an alias name for localhost i.e., angular.domain.example and then in your browser instead of localhost:4200 use angular.domain.example:4200.

Solution 3: Proxying to a backend server.

For example if your back end server runs on http://localhost:3000 and if you make requests from your Angular application i.e., http://localhost:4200 as it is a cross-domain request we will get CORS error.

Angular CLI uses webpack-dev-server as the development server.

The webpack-dev-server makes uses http-proxy-middleware package which allows us to send API requests on the same domain when we have a separate API back end development server.

So to divert all calls for http://localhost:4200/api to a server running on http://localhost:3000/api follow the below steps.

Create a file proxy.conf.json in Angular project’s src/ folder.

Add the following code to the new proxy file.

  "/api": {
    "target": "http://localhost:3000",
    "secure": false

In the Angular CLI configuration file, i.e., In angular.json, add the proxyConfig option to the serve target.

  "architect": {
    "serve": {
      "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:dev-server",
      "options": {
        "browserTarget": "your-application-name:build",
        "proxyConfig": "src/proxy.conf.json"

Now run ng serve command.

And its only for ng serve, you can’t use proxy in ng build.


Arunkumar Gudelli

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