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Initial version is now uploaded. Enjoy!

Idea for enhancement:

  • Possible to select a subset of the returned JSON using a JSON Path, such as: $(content.key)
  • Possible to issue a chain of API calls
  • Possible to select JSON array reference, reference more than one level deep, such as: $(content.issues[*].key)
  • Add format and separator parameters to format the output, such as: format="| [[$url][$key]] | $summary | $description |"
  • Support multiple REST domains in configure, with a server="" parameter to select the REST domain ID

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-06-08

The related JiraPlugin is designed to display JIRA issues as a TWiki table, using JQL (JIRA Query Language).

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-06-08

I just noticed that this plugin is generic enough, it can used to establish REST connections to data sources other than JIRA. Possibly rename this plugin to RestCallPlugin, and rename %JIRAREST{}% to %RESTCALL{}%?

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-06-10

Thinking about using this as a front end for ISAM webservices (http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/access-mgr-web). Things I've tweaked on my side to make it work:

  1. Removed RestBase as a requirement - I need to be able to hit things as simple as https://<hostname>/<somethingSimple>
  2. Added $ENV{PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME}=0; so that I could access https with little effort

Actually, that's about it!

-- Aaron Walker - 2015-09-10


1. Wouldn't {RestDomain} = "https://<hostname>", {RestBase} = "/" and command="<somethingSimple>" work?

2. Where did you add $ENV{PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME}=0; ? FYI, you should by able to add it to twiki/lib/LocalSite.cfg

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-09-16

for (1), when I do that, I get (in the debug log): | 2015-09-17 - 09:46 | - JiraRestPlugin::Core: ERROR: POST '/pdadmin' returns code 404 I don't know if that's because it is prefixing a '/' here: $command = "/$command" unless( $command =~ /^\// );

for (2), I added it in directly before the REST::Client->new(). As for adding it to LocalSite.cfg, I don't know about the desirability of that - would that possibly have unintended consequences for other plugins?

I guess another wish list item would be the ability to specify multiple RestDomains, perhaps in the same manner that you suggested for the TrackerPlugin


-- Aaron Walker - 2015-09-17

1. I think it is safe to remove that prefix, since it is documented to start with a slash. Can you comment that out an confirm if it works properly for your case?

2. Potentially yes because other certs would not be checked as well. I think I leave the plugins docs as is with the LocalSite.cfg recommendation (I tested that to work properly).

3. I added a new "Support multiple REST domains in configure" enhancement idea at the top.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-09-18

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