user12345 user12345 - 1 month ago 11
Ajax Question

AWS API Gateway No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present

I'm stuck on an issue with API gateway and I've gone through all the other SO answers on this, AWS forums and have been through their docs but still no joy.

I am trying to setup an API using AWS API gateway which calls a Lambda function which reads/writes to a table in DynamoDB.

The Lambda function to DynamoDB is working. I have created an API in AWS, and created a GET and OPTIONS methods for it. I read AWS does not enforce the OPTIONS for only GET/POST but i was getting a preflight error in my ajax call when there was no OPTIONS method so I added one.

For now just to make progress I am not using an API key or Authorization.
I can successfully call my GET method using POSTMAN, which returns the contents of the DynamoDB table.

But when i try using a JQuery ajax call i get

No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'null' is therefore not allowed access.

I can see using Chrome dev tools under the network tab, the OPTIONS method returning status 200 and the GET returns status 200 but with the above error.

I have tried enabling CORS on both the OPTIONS and GET methods, have re-deployed the API after every change, have tried the following ( but always get the same error in the console.

I am executing the ajax call from a file on my desktop so origin is null as the page will be deployed to S3 as its a single web page application in JS.

When I enabled CORS on my GET and OPTIONS i can see that Access-Control-Allow-Headers is
and Access-Control-Allow-Origin* is

My Ajax call looks like below. I also tried copying the exact headers POSTMAN uses, which has the Authorization header set (which i have turned off in AWS for now) but i always get the same error above

var awsHeaders = {};
awsHeaders['X-Amz-Date'] = '20161127T171734';

$('#add, #cloud').click(function() {


type: 'GET',
headers: awsHeaders,
dataType : "json",
url: '...',
success: function (res) {

console.log('response in GET:');

error: function(data) {
console.log('in error');



Can anyone shed light on what i might be missing?

Many thanks


The response for the GET request to the Lambda function must also contain the Access-Control-Allow-Originheader.