Trouble getting started: would you kindly tell me what is wrong with this jQuery ajax request?

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Shaun Reynolds

11 Dec, 2013 12:35 AM

Here is a super-basic jQuery call to list my lighthouse projects. It doesn't work, returning a 302 redirect to What am I doing wrong here?

I can curl using the same url and api key and that works just fine, so I know the api key is valid...
curl -H 'X-LighthouseToken:xxxxxxx'

Thanks for reading!

LightHouse = {};
LightHouse.apiToken = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx';
LightHouse.baseURL = '';

LightHouse.getProjects = function(callback) {
    var url = LightHouse.baseURL + 'projects.json';
        url: url,
        type: 'GET',
        beforeSend: function(xhr) {
            xhr.setRequestHeader('X-LighthouseToken', LightHouse.apiToken);
        success: function( data, textStatus, jqXHR ) {
            var returnVal = $.parseJSON(data);
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tiger Team on 11 Dec, 2013 12:38 AM

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    Is this code going to be public anywhere? Your token can be used for all sorts of evil.

  2. 2 Posted by Shaun Reynolds on 11 Dec, 2013 12:39 AM

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    No, it won't be public. I'm just making some simple scripts to automate ticket tracking for some internal tools.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tiger Team on 11 Dec, 2013 12:42 AM

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    I see a bunch of requests sending OPTIONS requests instead of GET. Your ajax request isn't working...

    site:77075 user:nil [302 Found] OPTIONS /projects.json action= params={"method"=>:get, "paths"=>["projects.json"]} format=*/* ip= location= duration=5ms db=1ms

  4. 4 Posted by Shaun Reynolds on 11 Dec, 2013 01:02 AM

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    I figured it out. jQuery was setting headers in such a way that it was triggering a cross-site scripting preflight request.

    setting a dataType of 'jsonp' fixed it...

        headers: { 'X-LighthouseToken' : LightHouse.apiToken },
        url: url,
        type: 'GET',
        dataType: "jsonp",
        success: function( data, textStatus, jqXHR ) {
  5. 5 Posted by Shaun Reynolds on 11 Dec, 2013 01:03 AM

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    Thanks for your very prompt responses :)

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Tiger Team on 11 Dec, 2013 01:14 AM

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    no worries good luck getting it all integrated!

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