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SpringBoot 2, OAUTH 2, OPTIONS and CORS

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Problem :

I have a standalone application Angular running on localhost:4200 and a standalone SpringBoot2 Oauth running on 8080.

OAUTH is configured with "client_credentials".

As indicate by many articles, the OPTIONS preflight request is issued by browsers to request CORS configuration supported by servers.

I added the CORS filters thanks to this post, normal Webrequest CORS configuration is not working for OAUTH as this one is not handle by Spring MVC.

But still no POST request after the preflight OPTIONS request...

Solution :

I was checking my network requests in the browser console... and the solution was simply in the console... Yeah. Too early this morning.

The error was explicity written : "need to enable content-type headers in the Access-Control-Allow-Headers".

The preflight request say to the browser what kind of request can be emit, if the response of the OPTIONS does not match the original request, this one is not sent.

The preflight request has no authentication headers and must return 200.

Here is the filter code :

public class SimpleCorsFilter implements Filter {

    public SimpleCorsFilter() {

    public void doFilter(ServletRequest req, ServletResponse res, FilterChain chain) throws IOException, ServletException {
        HttpServletResponse response = (HttpServletResponse) res;
        HttpServletRequest request = (HttpServletRequest) req;
        response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*");
        response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "POST, GET, OPTIONS, DELETE");
        response.setHeader("Access-Control-Max-Age", "3600");
        response.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "x-requested-with, authorization, content-type");

        if ("OPTIONS".equalsIgnoreCase(request.getMethod())) {
        } else {
            chain.doFilter(req, res);

    public void init(FilterConfig filterConfig) {

    public void destroy() {





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