CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) is a system, consisting of transmitting HTTP headers, that determines whether to block or fulfill requests for restricted resources on a web page from another domain outside the domain from which the resource originated.

The same-origin security policy forbids "cross-domain" requests by default. CORS gives web servers cross-domain access controls, which enable secure cross-domain data transfers.

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CORS headers

Access-Control-Allow-Origin
Indicates whether the response can be shared.
Access-Control-Allow-Credentials
Indicates whether or not the response to the request can be exposed when the credentials flag is true.
Access-Control-Allow-Headers
Used in response to a preflight request to indicate which HTTP headers can be used when making the actual request.
Access-Control-Allow-Methods
Specifies the method or methods allowed when accessing the resource in response to a preflight request.
Access-Control-Expose-Headers
Indicates which headers can be exposed as part of the response by listing their names.
Access-Control-Max-Age
Indicates how long the results of a preflight request can be cached.
Access-Control-Request-Headers
Used when issuing a preflight request to let the server know which HTTP headers will be used when the actual request is made.
Access-Control-Request-Method
Used when issuing a preflight request to let the server know which HTTP method will be used when the actual request is made.
Origin
Indicates where a fetch originates from.

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