I would like to call a geth method via JSON RPC from within a react component. I tried this but I always get the Error: 405 (Method Not Allowed)

Here is my code:

try {
      const response = await axios.post('http://localhost:8501', {
        jsonrpc: '2.0',
        id: + new Date(),
        method: 'eth_accounts',
        params: {
      }, {
        headers: {
          'Content-Type': 'application/json',
          'Access-Control-Allow-Origin': '*'

    } catch(error) {

Do the requests have to be POST or GET?

My geth instance is running with the following arguments:

geth --datadir node1/ --syncmode 'full' --port 30311 --rpc --rpcaddr 'localhost' --rpcport 8501 --rpcapi 'personal,db,eth,net,web3,txpool,miner' --bootnodes 'enode://<enode@<' --networkid 1515 --gasprice '1' -unlock '0x0' --mine

Thank you very much for your help

1 Answer 1


Do the requests have to be POST or GET?

They should be POST.

The GET contains no body.

If accessing the RPC from a browser, CORS will need to be enabled with the appropriate domain set. ref

The JSON RPC can also be started from the geth console using the admin.startRPC(addr, port) command.

You should denote --rpccorsdomain "THE CORS DOMAINS GOES HERE".

Pass Access-Control-Allow-Origin from the client doesnt enable CORS on the server.

  • I've got one more question. How can I pass parameters? I have to use clique_propose and it needs two parameters - address and authorized.
    – Bumblebee
    Jan 10, 2019 at 12:01
  • All parameters goes in the params: {}, you can find more here jsonrpc.org/specification Jan 10, 2019 at 12:03

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