i have a CORS issue with angular 4 and electron?

working on building desktop app using angular 4 and electron and try to get authentication token for jira but i am getting back  status code:  500, any help to get around this issue. i believe it is cors issue :

here is request headers:

  • :authority:somecompany.atlassian.net
  • :method:POST
  • :path:/rest/auth/1/session
  • :scheme:https
  • accept:application/json, text/plain, */*
  • accept-encoding:gzip, deflate
  • accept-language:en-US
  • content-length:51
  • content-type:application/json
  • origin:file://

return message from server: 

{"message":"Expected authority at index 7: file://","status-code":500,"stack-trace":
"java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Expected authority at index 7: file:// ...etc
 this.http.post('https://somecompany.atlassian.net/rest/auth/1/session' , body)
.subscribe(d => {
error => {



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Scott I'm New Here Oct 08, 2018

You need to add headers on a proxy service using reverse proxy like nginx. I use docker to test with a reverse proxy service to add cross origin headers. Otherwise Jira doesn't allow it. At least not in Jira Cloud REST API. If you use Jira Server I believe you can whitelist apps through config/settings. The issue is actually browser side and you can use chrome plugin to disable the check but that's not advisable. 

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