Nginx - issue uploading video - Failed to load resource: Origin is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin.

  • Posted November 11, 2019
  • Nginx

Hello everyone,

I have a website using ReactJs and making request to my NodeJs backend server.

Everything (all request to my api) working good.

But, when I uploading video (POST request) on my website I have the following error. Even if i had already allowed ‘’ :

I also upload images on my website and I don’t have any error. I have just when I uploading videos.

Bellow you can see a part of /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file

server {
 server_name; # managed by Certbot
 client_max_body_size 1000M;

   location / {
        proxy_pass http://localhost3030;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
        proxy_redirect  off;
        proxy_buffers   2 16k;
        proxy_busy_buffers_size  64k;
        #proxy_connect_timeout 600;
        #proxy_send_timeout 600;
        #proxy_read_timeout 600;
        #send_timeout 600;

        client_max_body_size 1000M;

        if ($http_origin ~ "( | (" )
        add_header    'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' '$http_origin' always;
        add_header    'Access-Control-Allow-Methods' 'GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, OPTIONS' always;
        add_header 'Vary' "Origin";
        add_header    'Content-Type' 'video/mp4; mp4';
        add_header    'Access-Control-Allow-Headers' 'Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept' always;
        add_header    'Access-Control-Allow-Credentials' 'true' always;
        #add_header 'Access-Control-Max-Age' 1728000000;
        add_header Access-Control-Expose-Headers "Content-Length, Content-Range, Date, Server,
Transfer-Encoding, origin, range, x-goog-meta-foo1";

    listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
    include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot


server {
    if ($host = {
        return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
    } # managed by Certbot

listen 80;
    return 404; # managed by Certbot

Thanks in advance for your help!


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1>>go to nginx setting $ sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

2>>change in nginx.conf file http { # […] client_max_body_size 100m; # […] }

3>>Restart Your Nginx sudo service nginx restart or service nginx reload

for my MEAN Stack (node & Expreess js) app it worked. Hoping you too !!

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managed to solve the problem?

Hello,please add * to the CORS configuration.