I want to create a client side printing module for OpenLayers (v6) map. In OpenLayers web site there is a printing example with JSPDF (Export PDF example ). I used this example but there is an error:

In firefox:

SecurityError: The operation is insecure.

In Chrome:

SecurityError: Failed to execute 'toDataURL' on 'HTMLCanvasElement': Tainted canvases may not be exported.

and error is on this line:

mapCanvas.toDataURL('image/jpeg'), 'JPEG', 0, 0, dim[0], dim[1])

My Problem is that when I add Vector Tile Layers (not WMS, not vector layer, not OSM Tiles) with MVT() format, layers are shown but after using print module, this error is showing in console.

I used crossOrigin: 'anonymous' like this answer for my vector tile source but the mentioned error there is on console and it is not working truly:

new VectorTileSource({
        crossOrigin: "Anonymous",
        format: new MVT({
            idProperty: "id"
        defaultDataProjection: "EPSG:900913",
        url: GEOSERVER_ADDDRESS+"gwc/service/tms/1.0.0/" + STORE+":"+LAYER_NAME +

My GeoServer is running on port 8080 and is not installed on Tomcat. Is there any solution for this issue on client side (OpenLayers) or server side (GeoServer)?

I couldn't find any solution for my case and I don't know how should I probably config GeoServer to solve this problem.

  • Did you install CORS in GeoServer's Jetty - gis.stackexchange.com/questions/210109/…
    – Ian Turton
    Apr 29, 2020 at 16:18
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    Vector tiles should not taint the canvas, but icons used to style them might.
    – Mike
    Apr 29, 2020 at 16:33
  • @Ian Turton♦, I didn't installed this CORS pluggin in geoserver. But I added Allow cross origin to 'webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/web.xml' and my vector tile layers are displaing on the map. The error is just after printing. Apr 29, 2020 at 16:49
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    You need crossOrigin: 'anonymous' in the icon style as in openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/icon-negative.html or you could copy the file to you own server,
    – Mike
    Apr 29, 2020 at 18:20
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    If the icons do not support cross origin access the simplest solution would be to copy them to your own server..
    – Mike
    May 1, 2020 at 11:58


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