jimmy jimmy - 3 months ago 63
HTTP Question

Authorization header missing in PHP POST request

I'm currently trying to read the authorization header in a PHP script that I'm calling with a POST request. The Authorization header is populated with a token. It seems the Authorization header is somehow removed before it arrives at my PHP script. I'm executing the post request with Postman (Chrome addon) and I enabled CORS in my PHP script. I don't have access to the apache server directly.

HTTP Request:

Accept:*/*
Accept-Encoding:gzip,deflate
Accept-Language:de-DE,de;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4,ja;q=0.2
Authorization:Bearer mytoken
Cache-Control:no-cache
Connection:keep-alive
Content-Length:32
Content-Type:text/plain;charset=UTF-8
Host:www.myhost.com
Origin:chrome-extension://fdmmgilgnpjigdojojpjoooidkmcomcm
User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko)
Chrome/38.0.2125.104 Safari/537.36


PHP script:

header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *");
header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Authorization, Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept");
header("Content-Type: application/json");

$headers = getallheaders();
echo $headers['Authorization'];


The above script outputs '' (= nothing).

Answer

After quite some time a found a solution to this problem. Somehow the Authorization header was stripped away and by adding the following lines in my .htaccess I was able to get it to work.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule .* - [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]