Clarification required on POST and ability to access server side objects


I’m having some issues in being able to access the server side objects following a POST - something similar to what was discussed here (POST call to server side route doesn't provide data object... · Issue #452 · iron-meteor/iron-router · GitHub).

I’m not sure if this has been resolved (most likely) or there’s a work around…?? I couldn’t see anything in the example code that I don’t already have included.

Other articles refer to the adding of the following lines of code (assuming I’ve understood this correctly!):

this.response.statusCode = 200;
this.response.setHeader(“Content-Type”, “application/json”);
this.response.setHeader(“Access-Control-Allow-Origin”, “*”);
this.response.setHeader(“Access-Control-Allow-Headers”, “Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept”);

Unfortunately, I’m finding that the request.query and request.params objects are empty.

Any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong…?

Meteor v1.0.3.2
iron:router v1.0.7



Make sure the request coming in has the correct headers set (Content-Type). I noticed that when sending POST data via

curl -s -X POST -d token=${TOKEN} ${URLENDPOINT}

I am able to access the parameters (token) like

Router.route('/api/endpoint', {where: 'server'})
 // get token from body and save it in user record
 var req = this.request;
 var res = this.response;
 var json = {success: false, userId: null};
 if('token' in req.body)
  json.success = true;
  // .... more code
 json = EJSON.stringify( json );
 this.response.writeHead(200, {
  'Content-Length': json.length,
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'


Thanks for the response. Could you explain a little further for me?

The sketch that runs on my Arduino is responsible for the POST to the Meteor server. I have this publishing ‘application/x-www-form-urlencoded’ as a content type. I did change this to ‘application/json’ (and the associated data payload format) but I’m still seeing empty request objects.

Issuing: curl -v ‘’ results in a GET method call and this works - I can see the request object and params populated.

Issuing: curl -v ‘’ -d “sensortype=222” results in empty request objects.

Thank you,


Don’t you have to provide -X POST to the curl call?

Possibly…but it appears to work without. The key thing here is that my sketch is not using “curl” to generate the POST…so still stumped as to what I need to do here…

[MyApp2_logfile2] Method:POST
[MyApp2_logfile2] Params data (sensortype):undefined
[MyApp2_logfile2] Params data:{}
[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data:{}
[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data (sensortype):undefined
[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data (sensorname):undefined
[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data (sensorvalue):undefined
[MyApp2_logfile2] Method:GET
[MyApp2_logfile2] Params data (sensortype):“222”
[MyApp2_logfile2] Params data:{“sensortype”:“222”}
[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data:{“sensortype”:“222”}
I[MyApp2_logfile2] Received data (sensortype):222

I have the following in my test case. Here is my template, where the {{random}} is just the actual time

<template name="hello">
  <h1>Welcome to Meteor!</h1>

  <button>Click Me</button>
  <p>You've pressed the button {{counter}} times.</p>
  <form name="myform" id="myform" method="post" action="/webhooks/stripe/{{random}}">
  <textarea name="text"></textarea>
  <input name="submit" type="submit">

  <pre style="white-space: pre-line"> {{json}}</pre>

and the event handler{
    'click button': function () {
      // increment the counter when button is clicked
      Session.set("counter", Session.get("counter") + 1);
    'click input[type="submit"]': function(e,template) {
      var form=template.$('#myform');
      $.post( form.attr("action"), form.serialize(), function(res){

which send it to

Router.route('/webhooks/stripe/:id', { where: 'server' })
  .post(function () {
    // POST /webhooks/stripe
    var obj = this.request.body;
    obj['id'] =;
    var json = EJSON.stringify(obj, {indent: true});
    this.response.writeHead(200, {
      'Content-Length': json.length,
      'Content-Type': 'application/json'

Thank you. I’ll review.

I’m unable to get this to work if the sketch running on the Arduino is making a POST to the Meteor server. I have however been able to make this work if I use GET when calling the server and this works as expected.

Thanks for your assistance.


What exactly is the sketch sending out (headers and all)?

Have you looked into handling the request on the server without Iron Router? Check out webapp docs. If I am not mistaken they allow raw access

Hi, no I’ve not looked at not using Iron Router…I’ll take a look at the link. I do have this working now if I use GET… This is the snippet of code that the Arduino is running. The difference between this and the previous attempt was that I was using POST and passing the data in JSON format (so using different content-type than the one below).

rawSensorData = "sensorid=" + rawSender + "&sensortype=" + rawSensor + "&messagetype=" + rawMessageType + "&messagesubtype=" + rawMessageSubType + "&sensorvalue=" + rawPayload;

if (meteorServer.connect(Meteor_Server_Address, 3000))
	if (meteorServer.connected())
		meteorServer.println("GET /sensordata?" + rawSensorData + " HTTP/1.1");
		meteorServer.println(F("Accept: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"));
		meteorServer.println(F("Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"));
		meteorServer.print(F("Content-Length: "));
		meteorServer.println(F("Connection: close"));
		Serial.println("Not connected...");