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Add Php CORS Support to your Symfony and Laravel Requests

Php-cors is a library and middleware enabling cross-origin resource sharing for your HTTP {foundation, kernel} using the application. It attempts to implement the W3C Recommendation for cross-origin resource sharing.


You have to run this command for the installation via composer:

composer require fruitcake/php-cors


This package can be used as a library. You can use it in your framework using:

Stack middleware:

Example: using the library


use Fruitcake\Cors\CorsService;

$cors = new CorsService([
    'allowedHeaders'         => ['x-allowed-header', 'x-other-allowed-header'],
    'allowedMethods'         => ['DELETE', 'GET', 'POST', 'PUT'],
    'allowedOrigins'         => ['http://localhost', 'https://*'],
    'allowedOriginsPatterns' => ['/localhost:\d/'],
    'exposedHeaders'         => ['Content-Encoding'],
    'maxAge'                 => 0,
    'supportsCredentials'    => false,

$cors->addActualRequestHeaders(Response $response, $origin);
$cors->handlePreflightRequest(Request $request);
$cors->isActualRequestAllowed(Request $request);
$cors->isCorsRequest(Request $request);
$cors->isPreflightRequest(Request $request);


Option Description Default value
allowedMethods Matches the request method. []
allowedOrigins Matches the request origin. []
allowedOriginsPatterns Matches the request origin with preg_match. []
allowedHeaders Sets the Access-Control-Allow-Headers response header. []
exposedHeaders Sets the Access-Control-Expose-Headers response header. []
maxAge Sets the Access-Control-Max-Age response header. 0
supportsCredentials Sets the Access-Control-Allow-Credentials header. false

The allowedMethods and allowedHeaders options are case-insensitive.

You don't need to provide both allowedOrigins and allowedOriginsPatterns. If one of the strings passed matches, it is considered a valid origin. A wildcard in allowedOrigins will be converted to a pattern.

If ['*'] is provided to allowedMethods, allowedOrigins or allowedHeaders all methods/origins/headers are allowed.

For more details visit its documentation & source code on Github

Published at : 09-03-2022

Author : Rizwan Aslam
Rizwan Aslam

I am a highly results-driven professional with 12+ years of collective experience in the grounds of web application development especially in laravel, native android application development in java, and desktop application development in the dot net framework. Now managing a team of expert developers at Codebrisk.

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