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Access HTTP Request Headers

Problem#

You want to access the HTTP headers sent in a request.

Solution#

Use the msg.req.headers property of the message sent by the HTTP In node to access the headers.

Example#

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Flow JSON
[{"id":"c1460268.3eba","type":"http in","z":"3045204d.cfbae","name":"","url":"/hello-headers","method":"get","swaggerDoc":"","x":130,"y":380,"wires":[["24199456.dbe66c"]]},{"id":"24199456.dbe66c","type":"template","z":"3045204d.cfbae","name":"page","field":"payload","fieldType":"msg","format":"handlebars","syntax":"mustache","template":"<html>\n    <head></head>\n    <body>\n        <h1>User agent: {{req.headers.user-agent}}</h1>\n    </body>\n</html>","x":310,"y":380,"wires":[["b3531892.4cace8"]]},{"id":"b3531892.4cace8","type":"http response","z":"3045204d.cfbae","name":"","x":450,"y":380,"wires":[]}]
[~]$ curl https://app_name.herokuapp.com/hello-headers<html>    <head></head>    <body>        <h1>User agent: curl&#x2F;7.49.1</h1>    </body></html>

Discussion#

The msg.req.headers property is an object of key/value pairs for each request header. The header names are all lower-cased regardless of how they appear in the request.