Quick tip for Cordova and the Browser Platform – Setting a Custom Port
How to change ports to set up CORS in a Cordova app, including some useful images to help you.
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i’m not regularly using cordova and the browser platform because most of the time i’ll use
instead. however, last night i was working on a cordova project that – shockingly – didn’t use ionic. i needed to run it in a web page to do some quick testing. i quickly discovered that one thing the browser platform does not handle is enabling cors for all requests. i had set up cors for the server part of this application a while ago but it required me to use localhost:3333. by default, cordova will use port 8000 for the port. there wasn’t an obvious way to change that so i did some digging.
the first thing i did was go into the browser folder under platforms. under
i opened up the
file and saw that the script did include the ability to pass in a port argument. i couldn’t figure out how to pass it though so i tried doing
ok, that’s simple. i confirmed it worked by doing
. sweet. but how do it via the “main” cordova cli? if you run
cordova help run
, you’ll see this nugget in the docs:
so basically, this is all you need to do:
cordova run browser -- --port=3333
. simple, right? probably everyone but me knew this, but as i had to dig to figure it out, i thought it made sense to blog it.
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