FIX: Your browser does not support cross-origin requests


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3 Ways to fix cross origin request issues

CROS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) is an important mechanism that allows users to keep their website secure and protect their site visitors. However, at times the users may face browser does not support cross-origin requests issues.

This issue can be caused by multiple reasons including incorrect policy configuration as well as browser bugs.

Follow the steps give in this article to fix the browser does not support cross-origin requests issue in your computer.

How do I enable cross-origin in Chrome?

1. Fix Cross-Origin Issues in Firefox

Change Origin Policy Preference 

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. In the address bar type about:config and press OK.
  3. Now you will see “This will void your warranty” page.
  4. Click on I accept the risk! button.
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  5. In the configuration page, search for security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy.
  6. Double-click on security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy.
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  7. The Value column will change from True to False.
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  8. Close and relaunch Firefox browser. Try to make the request again and check for any improvements.

If the issue persists, try the next set of steps.

Use Firebug Add-on / Developer Tools

  1. Launch Firefox and load the page.
  2. Now try to access the page or perform the action that has resulted in Cross-Origin Request Security issue.
  3. Now open Firebug and copy the URL of the page with the error.
  4. Load the page again in another tab on Firefox.
  5. Now the page will ask you to add the required certificate.
  6. Add the certificate and that should help you to resolve the Cross-Origin Request.

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2. Fix Cross-Origin Request Security Issue in Chrome

  1. Save any open tabs and close the Chrome browser if running.
  2. Click on start and type Chrome in the search box.
  3. Right-click on Google Chrome icon and select Open File Location.
  4. Right-click on the Google Chrome icon again in the File Explorer and select Properties.
  5. In the Shortcut tab, for Target, add –disable-web-security at the end.
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  6. Click on Apply button to save the changes. If asked to provide the system password, enter your password and click OK.
  7. Close the Properties window.
  8. Now open the Chrome browser and check the URL that was giving Cross-Origin Request issue.

3. Fix Cross-Origin Error in Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and click Tools (Gear icon).
  2. Click on Internet Options.
  3. Go to the Security tab and click on the Custom Level button.
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  4. In the Security Settings window, look for “Access data sources across domain” option under “Miscellaneous” section.
  5. Select the Enable button.
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  6. Click OK to save the changes. Click OK again to close the window.
  7. Close and relaunch Internet Explorer again and check for any improvements.

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