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-- MichaelGulitz - 2012-05-14

Thank you Michael for contributing this plugin! This is very much in line with the TWikiMission, where content residing in TWiki and other enterprise systems can be connected.

-- PeterThoeny - 2012-05-14

Hi Michael,

I love the plugin. It will be very useful in my automation efforts. I have a question regarding security. Do you know how I can use this plugin without exposing the user password? I am currently looking at calling it using a wget command in a jenkins job. It is working find, I just don't like having the password exposed like that as a GET parameter. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Cheers, Rob

-- RobMulholland - 2012-07-17

Hi Rob,

the only option for obscuring the password would be to use HTTPS for connecting to TWiki. Authentication is handled by TWiki REST Interface and not the plugin itself.

-- MichaelGulitz - 2012-07-25

Hi Michael, I wrote a shell script that allows command line access to twiki retrieving and saving twiki pages. Currently it simply mimics what the user does via the web page by doing GET / POST to the same URLs via curl.

This works reasonably well, but is a bit hacky, as getting the current revision number requires parsing the HTML output. Peter suggeted I take I look at using the REST interface and pointed me at your plugin.

It's not clear to me precisely how to use it -- the examples section links to a test page, but that test page is empty.

Can you provide more detail on how to use the REST interface and/or your REST Plugin?

-- ChristopherWhite - 2012-08-08

FYI, once you install the plugin you will see the test page.

-- PeterThoeny - 2012-08-08

Support.SID-02020 has an example in Java on how to use this plugin.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-02-22

Hi Michael,

Our admin team set up the plugin on our DEV server and when I try to access it I get a response:


ERROR: (404) Invalid REST invocation (readtopic on ConnectByRestPlugin)

What is the general meaning of this error? I'm guessing that the plugin isn't set up correctly?

Thanks in advance

-- Mark Hammontree - 2015-06-18

Hi Mark!

Did you check if the plugin is correctly activated? Does it show up in the "Installed Plugins List" ? There is no further setup necessary but to activate the plugin.

Please also check if the scripturl is correct. Check what is returned by the twiki variable %SCRIPTURL{"rest"}%

-- Michael Gulitz - 2015-06-19

Hi Michael,

is there any way to get the value of a single form field (instead of the whole dump you get with getmetastring ) ?

If not, any enhancement foreseen to implement this?


-- Thomas Fozzi - 2015-08-24


it's working in my case, specifying ?topic=WebName.TopicName

-- Thomas Fozzi - 2015-08-24

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