ForgeRock Developer Experience

Configure CORS

Applies to:

  • ForgeRock SDK for Android

  • ForgeRock SDK for iOS

  • ForgeRock SDK for JavaScript

Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) lets user agents make cross-domain server requests. In Identity Cloud, you can configure CORS to allow browsers from trusted domains to access Identity Cloud protected resources. For example, you might want a custom web application running on your own domain to get an end-user’s profile information using the Identity Cloud REST API.

By default, CORS is configured to let the ForgeRock SDKs access Identity Cloud. The SDK samples and tutorials all use https://localhost:8443 as the host domain, which you should add to your CORS configuration.

If you are using a different URL for hosting SDK applications, ensure you add them to the CORS configuration as accepted origin domains.

To enable CORS in AM, and create a CORS filter to allow requests from your configured domain names, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the AM admin UI as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to Configure > Global Services > CORS Service > Configuration, and set the Enable the CORS filter property to true.

    If this property is not enabled, CORS headers are not added to responses from AM, and CORS is disabled entirely.
  3. On the Secondary Configurations tab, click Click Add a Secondary Configuration.

  4. In the Name field, enter ForgeRockSDK.

  5. in the Accepted Origins field, enter any DNS aliases you use for your SDK apps.

    This documentation assumes the following configuration:

    Property Values

    Accepted Origins


    Accepted Methods



    Accepted Headers








    Exposed Headers



  6. Click Create.

    AM displays the configuration of your new CORS filter.

  7. On the CORS filter configuration page:

    1. Ensure Enable the CORS filter is enabled.

    2. Set the Max Age property to 600

    3. Ensure Allow Credentials is enabled.

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    Figure 1. Example of the completed ForgeRock SDK CORS filter
  8. Click Save Changes.

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