The Access-Control-Allow-Origin response header indicates whether the response can be shared with resources with the given origin.


Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: <origin>


For requests without credentials, the server may specify "*" as a wildcard, thereby allowing any origin to access the resource.
Specifies a URI that may access the resource.


To allow any resource to access your resource, you can specify:

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *

To allow https://developer.mozilla.org to access your resource, you can specify:

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: https://developer.mozilla.org

CORS and caching

If the server specifies an origin host rather than "*", then it must also include Origin in the Vary response header to indicate to clients that server responses will differ based on the value of the Origin request header.

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: https://developer.mozilla.org
Vary: Origin


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox Edge Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic Support 4 3.5 12 10 12 4
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge mobile Firefox for Android IE mobile Opera Android iOS Safari
Basic Support 2.1 (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (Yes) 12 3.2

See also

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