How To Send Headers With Axios POST Request

When working with Axios to make HTTP requests, you might need to include custom headers in your POST requests.

Headers provide additional information about the request or are used for authentication and authorization purposes. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to send headers with an Axios POST request in JavaScript.

Send the Axios POST Request with Custom Headers

Sending a POST request with custom headers using Axios is straightforward. Axios allows you to specify headers as an object in the configuration of your request.

To include custom headers in your Axios POST request, you need to create a JavaScript object that defines the headers. Each key-value pair in the object represents a header and its value.

Here’s an example of how to create a headers object:

const myHeaders = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Custom-Header': 'your_custom_value',
};

Example: Adding Headers to Axios Post Requests

In Axios, you can send headers along with a POST request by including an object in the headers property of the configuration object. Here’s an example of how you can do this:

const axios = require('axios');

// Your API endpoint and data
const apiUrl = 'https://example.com/api/post';
const postData = {
  key1: 'value1',
  key2: 'value2',
};

// Define your custom headers
const myHeaders = {
  'Content-Type': 'application/json', // Adjust the content type based on your API requirements
  'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN', // Add any other headers as needed
};

// Make the POST request with Axios
axios
    .post(apiUrl, postData, { headers: myHeaders })
    .then((response) => {
        // Handle the success response
        console.log('Response:', response.data);
    })
    .catch((error) => {
        // Handle errors
        console.error('Error:', error);
    });