Enable CORS

I need support to enable CORS in Kobo (noting that I am using humanitarian server)

Is this possible

Hi @Ahmad, this is possible if you are hosting your own instance of KoBo — for safety we cannot enable this on the production servers. In the admin interface of the instance you can adjust CORS settings here:


However depending on your use-case this might not be necessary. Is it possible to run your script outside of the browser? If so, you won’t have to deal with CORS issues.


Thank you so much @Josh , please note that I am using the “kobo.humanitarianresponse.info” server.

In regard to my use-case, please note that the main goal is to provide the ability to edit the records for the person who filled the form, I am not sure if sharing an html file is a good idea, but I am still searching to find the best way to do this.

FYI: I am not a programmer, and I am trying to find a good solution from the community here.

Again, thank you and to KoBo team for all the support.

Hi @Ahmad, in that case you will need to make sure the request is happening outside of the browser.

You can try using something like this as a simple script:

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import requests

ASSET_UID = 'your asset uid'
PK = 123456789 # the id of your submission
TOKEN = 'your secret token'
SERVER_URL = 'kobo.humanitarianresponse.info' # your server URL

def get_request_url():
    return f'{SERVER_URL}/api/v2/assets/{ASSET_UID}/data/{PK}/enketo/edit/?return_url=false'

def get_edit_url(request_url):
    res = requests.get(request_url, headers={'Authorization': f'Token {TOKEN}'})
    data = res.json()
    if 'url' in data:
        return data['url']
        return data['detail']

def main():
    request_url = get_request_url()
    edit_url = get_edit_url(request_url)

if __name__ == '__main__':

You can copy-and-paste this into a file called edit.py, enter your details at the top and then run it (if you have python installed) like:

python3 edit.py

And it will give you something like:



Not allowed. Record is already being edited

Thank you so much