Calling HTTPS URLs from http://localhost

Working around Cross Origin restrictions during development

Iain Collins
3 min readFeb 16, 2018


Making requests to HTTPS APIs from HTTP sites running on localhost can be a pain, especially as browsers keep changing how they expose the option.

Browser Settings

The only way to turn off Cross Origin Restrictions in Chrome is to turn off the feature completely when starting the browser by passing arguments to it.




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