XMLHttpRequest error in flutter web [Enabling CORS AWS API gateway]

Issue

Note: It turns out that this had nothing to do with flutter and everything to do with the fact that I had set the API gateway to a Lambda Proxy

I am trying to hit an API endpoint from a Flutter web application, every time it errors out and gives me the following error.

Error getting sensor data: DioError [DioErrorType.RESPONSE]:
XMLHttpRequest error.

I know there are several questions here on SO(like this and this) discussing this issue and the solution seems to be to enable CORS support on the server-side. I am using the AWS API gateway to build the API, I followed these instructions to enable CORS support from my API. Here are my CORS setting from the API gateway console.

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The text in the "Access-Control-Allow-headers" is

‘Content-Type,X-Amz-Date,Authorization,X-Api-Key,X-Amz-Security-Token’

Enabling CORS on the API gateway didn’t seem to help, I am still getting the same error on my flutter web app when I try to hit an API.

The funny thing is, the API work perfectly fine if I hit the API from chrome (i.e. pasting the API URL on the browser and hitting enter). It only fails when I try to hit the API from the flutter web app.

Question: How do I enable CORS support in my API gateway so my flutter web app can use the API ?

Solution

this worked for me, I added the below header on the lambda function

return {
    statusCode: 200,
     headers: {
  "Access-Control-Allow-Origin": "*", // Required for CORS support to work
  "Access-Control-Allow-Credentials": true, // Required for cookies, authorization headers with HTTPS
  "Access-Control-Allow-Headers": "Origin,Content-Type,X-Amz-Date,Authorization,X-Api-Key,X-Amz-Security-Token,locale",
  "Access-Control-Allow-Methods": "POST, OPTIONS"
},
    body: JSON.stringify(item)
};

Answered By – Daniel Hernandez

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (FlutterFixes Admin)

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