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I have a server (server 1) which send requests to another server (server 2) where WordPress is installed and I am using their (server 2) WP REST API.

The problem is that I can't create/send wp-nonce from server 1 to server 2, and I am getting the following response:

{
"code": "rest_not_logged_in",
"message": "You are not currently logged in.",
"data": {
    "status": 401
}
}

I know that is not easy to disable nonce for REST API, but what is the proper way to send requests from another server to the WP REST API ?

  • Are you trying to do this with AJAX? Could be a cross domain issue. Which you would need JSONP to do. – John Swaringen May 22 at 20:33
  • Nope, this is another server, which send requests when something happen on it (server 1 events) – gdfgdfg May 22 at 20:38
  • No I mean are the servers on the same domain? If they aren't you'll have to use CORS. See Cross Domain REST Call using CORS - blogs.mulesoft.com/dev/anypoint-platform-dev/… – John Swaringen May 22 at 21:09
  • What alternate authentication method are you using to authenticate your requests? Since you are trying to authenticate from a remote server to WordPress you can't use the native cookie method. – Derek Held May 22 at 22:38
  • They are on different domains, but now I am trying this plugin rest-api-oauth1 (which is free) and on the server 1 - NodeJS - Request library with OAuth 1.0a library. I think, it works. – gdfgdfg May 22 at 23:05
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Since your specific scenario is a remote application making a request to WordPress you'll need to explore additional authentication methods available via plugins for the REST API. I won't make any specific recommendations since I don't know your use case in detail but I'm sure you will find one that works well.

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Try adding the following to your theme's functions.php file at the top. This will allow you to use Cross Domain calls from your functions.php.

function add_cors_http_header(){
    header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *");
}
add_action('init','add_cors_http_header');

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