The “Access-Control-Allow-Origin” issue typically arises due to security restrictions enforced by web browsers to prevent cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) unless explicitly allowed by the server. This commonly happens when you’re making API requests from a client-side JavaScript application (like React) to a server that is hosted on a different domain.

To resolve this issue, you need to configure your server to include the appropriate CORS headers in its responses. Here’s how you can do it:

Server-Side Configuration:

If you have control over the server, you can configure it to include the “Access-Control-Allow-Origin” header in its responses. This header specifies which domains are allowed to access the server’s resources. You can either allow access from any domain by setting it to ‘*’, or specify specific domains. Below is an example using Node.js with Express:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
  // enable CORS for all routes
  app.use((req, res, next) => {
    res.setHeader('Access-Control-Allow-Origin', '*');
  // your API routes
  app.get('/api/data', (req, res) => { ... });
  app.listen(3000, () => {
   console.log('Server is running on port 3000');

Proxying Requests:

If you’re using a development server like Webpack Dev Server, you can configure it to proxy API requests to the server during development. This bypasses CORS restrictions. Here’s an example configuration in webpack.config.js:

module.exports = {
  // Other webpack configurations
  devServer: {
    proxy: {
      '/api': {
        target: 'http://localhost:3000', // Your server URL
        changeOrigin: true,
        secure: false

Third-Party Services:

If you’re using a third-party service for your API, check if they support CORS or if there’s a way to configure CORS settings through their platform.
For more information on handling CORS in Create-React-App, refer to the Official Documentation for detailed guidance.

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