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Set HTTP header for one request


Question

I have one particular request in my app that requires Basic authentication, so I need to set the Authorization header for that request. I read about setting HTTP request headers, but from what I can tell, it will set that header for all requests of that method. I have something like this in my code:

$http.defaults.headers.post.Authorization = "Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==";

But I don't want every one of my post requests sending this header. Is there any way to send the header just for the one request I want? Or do I have to remove it after my request?

2014/11/26
1
159
11/26/2014 4:15:34 PM

Accepted Answer

There's a headers parameter in the config object you pass to $http for per-call headers:

$http({method: 'GET', url: 'www.google.com/someapi', headers: {
    'Authorization': 'Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ=='}
});

Or with the shortcut method:

$http.get('www.google.com/someapi', {
    headers: {'Authorization': 'Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ=='}
});

The list of the valid parameters is available in the $http service documentation.

2018/02/19
320
2/19/2018 4:56:37 PM

Try this, perhaps it works ;)

.factory('authInterceptor', function($location, $q, $window) {


return {
    request: function(config) {
      config.headers = config.headers || {};

      config.headers.Authorization = 'xxxx-xxxx';

      return config;
    }
  };
})

.config(function($httpProvider) {
  $httpProvider.interceptors.push('authInterceptor');
})

And make sure your back end works too, try this. I'm using RESTful CodeIgniter.

class App extends REST_Controller {
    var $authorization = null;

    public function __construct()
    {
        parent::__construct();
        header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *');
        header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers: X-API-KEY, Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept, Access-Control-Request-Method, Authorization");
        header("Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET, POST, OPTIONS, PUT, DELETE");
        if ( "OPTIONS" === $_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] ) {
            die();
        }

        if(!$this->input->get_request_header('Authorization')){
            $this->response(null, 400);    
        }

        $this->authorization = $this->input->get_request_header('Authorization');
    }

}
2015/12/01