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How can the "Same Origin Policy" blocking the retrieval of the remote resource be resolved while using ASP.NET to create a JavaScript frontend?

asked 2021-10-17 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2022-01-09 03:00:00 +0000

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The Same Origin Policy is a security measure implemented by web browsers to prevent websites from accessing resources from a different domain. When a JavaScript frontend running on a website tries to load a resource from a different domain, the browser blocks the request due to security reasons.

To overcome this issue in ASP.NET, one solution is to use the server-side proxy approach. This involves creating a server-side script (using ASP.NET) that retrieves the remote resource and sends it back to the JavaScript frontend.

The client-side JavaScript code sends a request to the server-side proxy script, which then retrieves the resource from the remote server and passes it back to the JavaScript code. Since the request is coming from the same domain, the browser does not block it due to the Same Origin Policy.

Another solution is to use a technique called cross-origin resource sharing (CORS). This involves configuring the remote server to allow cross-origin requests from the JavaScript frontend. The server adds special headers to the response that inform the browser that the resources can be accessed from a different domain.

To implement CORS in ASP.NET, you can configure the server-side code to include the appropriate headers in the response. These headers include Access-Control-Allow-Origin, Access-Control-Allow-Credentials, Access-Control-Allow-Headers, and Access-Control-Allow-Methods. The specific values for these headers depend on the requirements of the remote server.

Overall, both of these solutions involve creating a server-side script that retrieves the remote resource and returns it to the JavaScript frontend. This allows the JavaScript code to access the resource without violating the Same Origin Policy.

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