[fpc-pascal] secure REST client?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Nov 8 23:11:16 CET 2012

On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, waldo kitty wrote:

> i'm looking at creating a REST web application client... nothing fancy... 
> command line oriented... fire it up, it logs into the website and performs 
> the REST queries saving the output to named files...
> i have no clue where to start looking in the FPC documentation or any 
> existing libraries... i have toyed with something using fpweb that would pull 
> some pages from a site for scraping but that idea is no longer being 
> considered...

Why not ?

> firstly i'm not sure how to go about doing the login ops with cookies and 
> such... the site gives some assistance and examples for using wget and curl 
> but i think i'd prefer to handle this in my client... currently there's a 
> "normal" login on an existing non-REST site and then there's a new method of 
> login on the REST site... i haven't been able to figure out how to convert my 
> fpweb client so that it properly logs in and retains the login so that 
> subsequent queries will work...

I have done this in several projects using fpweb (specifically fphttpclient).
Usually it is simply a matter of retaining some cookies.

if you give more details, maybe I can offer more help ?


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