OpenLayers GeoServer Cross Origin Issue

I am trying to make a WMS GetFeatureInfo request from an openlayers based application to GeoServer. But I am hitting the cross origin issue, as it know my origin is http:localhost.

Hopefully someone can help me here is my setup

I have geoserver installed on a windows server with IP x.x.x.x it is accessed via port 8080. I have my openlayers application installed locally in IIS 7.5 and I refer to it using


On the GeoServer server I configured the following

GeoServer is installed as part of GeoSuite v2.2, it uses Jetty web service. The GeoServer Proxy Extension is installed. ( ).

I have set up the rest proxy to use anonymous authentication. I had to do this in config.xml as there is a bug in this version of the GeoServer administration which stops the Authentication filter to be saved. I have also ensured that in the fileit is configured to allow anonymous authentication. In the proxy configuration I have allowed localhost

In the openlayers application I set the Proxy Server setting as follows

OpenLayers.ProxyServer = "http://x.x.x.x:8080/geoserver/rest/proxy?url="

This is still not working, I still get the cross origin issue. I have not set the geoserver workspace Base Proxy Url as I am not sure if it is relevant. Do I need to set this? If so to what?

If anyone has solved this please let me know

All help is appreciated.

As mentioned above, you will need to create a proxy in IIS. How you do this can vary greatly, there are many ways to do it. Here's a prebuilt proxy for simplicity. It should be pretty easy to google more if you need them. They're a dime a dozen.

The great news is that the GeoServer 2.3 beta has JSONP support included for GetFeatureInfo requests. If you're okay with checking out the bleeding edge, this is the way to go. You'll no longer need the proxy.