How to set HTTP headers in AngularJS using $http service?

When performing an HTTP transaction in any application, there are times when you will need to add/read headers to/from requests and responses respectively. Most common use case is to add authentication data to the headers while making a request to access any protected service. In this post, I’ll tell you how to set HTTP headers in AngularJS using $http service.

There is a built-in angular service to make any HTTP requests, named $http. Use this service to make GET, POST, DELETE, PUT, PATCH requests to a service 9tncbhm.

If you would like to add some headers to be sent with every request in your application, consider configuring the $httpProvider or $http module as shown below.

The $http service will automatically add certain HTTP headers to all requests. These defaults can be fully configured by accessing the $httpProvider.defaults.headers configuration object,

Also, if you have special cases where just a single or few HTTP requests needs some extra headers, use the following options:


Siddharth Pandey

Siddharth Pandey is a Software Engineer with thorough hands-on commercial experience & exposure to building enterprise applications using Agile methodologies. Siddharth specializes in building, managing on-premise, cloud based real-time standard, single page web applications (SPAs). He has successfully delivered applications in health-care, finance, insurance, e-commerce sectors for major brands in the UK. Other than programming, he also has experience of managing teams, trainer, actively contributing to the IT community by sharing his knowledge using Stack Overflow, personal website & video tutorials.

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