RhoConnect REST API

The RhoConnect REST API allows you to control, monitor, and debug a running RhoConnect application using a simple HTTP API.

Below we describe the REST API using ruby sample code.

Note: All routes that require admin privileges must pass the API token using the special header

'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN':api_token_string

API Errors

All API calls will return http 200 and requested data (if applied). Otherwise, API will return http error code and specific error message in the http message body.

def handle_api_error(error_message)
  @errors ||= []
  begin
    yield
  rescue RestClient::Exception => re
    if re.response.body.nil? or re.response.body.length == 0
      @errors << "#{error_message}: [#{re.http_code}] #{re.message}"
    else
      @errors << "#{error_message}: #{re.response.body}"
    end
  rescue Exception => e
    @errors << "#{error_message}: #{e.message}"
  end
end

handle_api_error("Can't get license information") do
  @license_info = JSON.parse(
  RestClient.get(
    "#{server}/rc/v1/system/license",
     {'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
    ).body
  )
end

System Resource – POST login

POST /rc/v1/system/login

Before you can use RhoConnect API you should login to the RhoConnect server and get API token:

require 'rest_client'
require 'json'

server = "http://localhost:9292"
login = "rhoadmin"
password = ""

@api_token = RestClient.post("#{server}/rc/v1/system/login", { :login => login, :password => password }.to_json, :content_type => :json)

System Resource – GET license

GET /rc/v1/system/license

Returns license information of the currently used license

license_info = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/system/license",
    {'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  ).body

System Resource – POST reset

POST /rc/v1/system/reset

Reset the server: flush db and re-bootstrap server

RestClient.post("#{server}/rc/v1/system/reset",
    {}.to_json,
    {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  )

System Resource – GET appserver

GET /rc/v1/system/appserver

Returns the url of the plugin’s backend from the RhoConnect server.

adapter_url = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/system/appserver",
    {'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  ).body

System Resource – POST appserver

POST /rc/v1/system/appserver

Saves the url of the plugin’s backend to the RhoConnect server.

RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/system/appserver",
    {
      :adapter_url => url
    }.to_json,
    {:content_type => :json,
     'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  )

System Resource – GET stats

GET /rc/v1/system/stats

Retrieves stats for a given metric key:

RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/system/stats",
  {
  :params => {:metric => 'foo', :start => 0, :finish => -1},
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
)

Retrieves a list of metric keys matching a given pattern. This supports ‘glob’ or ‘*’ style pattern matching. For example, all metric keys associated with ‘Product’ source adapter methods:

RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/system/stats",
  {
  :params => {:names => 'sources:*:Product'},
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
)

Store Resource – GET doc

GET /rc/v1/store/:doc

Return content of a given document stored in Redis.

res = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/store/<docname>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Store Resource – POST doc

POST /rc/v1/store/:doc

Sets the content of the specified server document. Data should be either a string or hash of hashes. If append flag is set to true , the data is appended to the current doc (if it exists) instead of replacing it.

RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/store/<docname>",
  {
  :data => data,
  :append => false
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  )

User Resource – POST user

POST /rc/v1/users

Create a user in this RhoConnect application.

RestClient.post("#{server}/rc/v1/users",
  {
    :attributes => {
    :login => login,
    :password => password
  }
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

User Resource – DELETE user_id

DELETE /rc/v1/users/:user_id

Delete User and all associated devices from the RhoConnect application.

RestClient.delete(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
)

User Resource – PUT user_id

PUT /rc/v1/users/:user_id

Update attributes for a user on this RhoConnect application.

RestClient.put(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>",
  {
  :attributes => {
    :a_user_specific_attribute => a_user_specific_attribute_value
  }
  }.to_json,
 {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

User Resource – GET users

GET /rc/v1/users

List users registered with this RhoConnect application.

users = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users",
    {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
  ).body

User Resource – GET user_id

GET /rc/v1/users/:user_id

Returns the information for the specified user.

user_info = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

User Resource – GET clients

GET /rc/v1/users/:user_id/clients

List clients (devices) associated with given user.

clients = RestClient.get("#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>/clients",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Returns list of client ids.

User Resource – DELETE client_id

DELETE /rc/v1/users/:user_id/clients/:client_id

Deletes the specified client (device) for the given user.

RestClient.delete(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>/clients/<client_id>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
  )

User Resource – GET source_id docnames

GET /rc/v1/users/:user_id/sources/:source_id/docnames

Return list of document keys associated with given source and user.

If :user_id set to ‘*’, this call will return list of keys for ‘shared’ documents.

docs = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>/sources/<source_id>/docnames",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

User Resource – POST ping

POST /rc/v1/users/ping

Sends PUSH message to all devices of the specified user(s):

# :message - message which will be used to display notification popup dialog on the device
# :badge - iphone specific badge
# :sound - name of the sound file to play upon receiving PUSH notification
# :vibrate - number of seconds to vibrate upon receiving PUSH notification
# :sources - list of data source names to be synced upon receiving PUSH notification
ping_params = {
    :api_token => token,
    :user_id => [array_of_users],
    :sources => source_name,
    :message => 'hello world',
    :vibrate => 2000,
    :sound => 'hello.mp3'
  }

RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/ping", ping_params.to_json,
  { :content_type => :json,
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token }
)

User Resource – GET source_id doc

GET /rc/v1/users/:user_id/sources/:source_id/docs/:doc

Return content of a given source document for the specified user.

res = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>/sources/<source_id>/docs/<docname>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

User Resource – POST source_id doc

POST /rc/v1/users/:user_id/sources/:source_id/docs/:doc

Sets the content of the specified source document for the given user. Data should be either a string or hash of hashes. If append flag is set to true , the data is appended to the current doc (if it exists) instead of replacing it.

RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/users/<user_id>/sources/<source_id>/docs/<docname>",
  {
  :data => data,
  :append => false
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
  )

Read State – PUT user source_id

PUT /rc/v1/readstate/users/:user_id/sources/:source_id

Sets source poll interval to “current time plus x seconds”.

RestClient.put(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/readstate/users/<user_id>/sources/<source_id>",
  {
    :refresh_time => 100
  }.to_json,
  { :content_type => :json,
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token }
)

This will set the refresh time to 100 seconds from the current time. Calling set_refresh_time with no :refresh_time will trigger a refresh on the sync request for the source.

Source Controller – GET partition_type

GET /rc/v1/sources/type/:partition_type

Return list of source adapters for this RhoConnect application for the given partition type. Partition type can be either app or user.

sources = RestClient.get("#{server}/rc/v1/sources/type/<partition_type>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Source Controller – GET source_id

GET /rc/v1/sources/:source_id

Return attributes associated with a given source:

  • name – name of the data source
  • poll_interval – query poll interval; defines how often RhoConnect will call source adapter to query for new data, set to -1 to disable polling, 0 to always poll
  • partition_type – to share data across all users, set partition to :app; otherwise use :user partition (default)
  • sync_type – set to :bulk_only to disable :incremental sync; regular sync is :incremental (default)
  • queue – name of the queue for both query and create/update/delete (CUD) jobs (used if no specific queues not specified)
  • query_queue – name of query queue
  • cud_queue – name of CUD queue

Note: query or create/update/delete methods of the source adapter will be executed asynchronously if a queue name is defined.

attributes = RestClient.get("#{server}/rc/v1/sources/<source_id>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Source Controller – PUT source_id

PUT /rc/v1/sources/:source_id

Updates attributes associated with a given source:

poll_interval – query poll interval; defines how often RhoConnect will call source adapter to query for new data, set to -1 to disable polling, 0 to always poll.

RestClient.put("#{server}/rc/v1/sources/<source_id>",
  {
  :user_name => user,
  :data => {:poll_interval => 25}
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
).body

Client Resource – GET client_id

GET /rc/v1/clients/:client_id

Returns client (device) attributes, such as device_type, device_pin, device_port. These attributes are used by RhoConnect push.

client_attributes = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/clients/<client_id>",
  {
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Client Resource – GET source_id docnames

GET /rc/v1/clients/:client_id/sources/:source_id/docnames

Returns list of document keys associated with particular client for a given source. These documents are used by the server to sync data with the client.

docs = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/clients/:client_id/sources/:source_id/docnames",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Client Resource – GET source_id doc

GET /rc/v1/clients/:client_id/sources/:source_id/docs/:doc

Return content of a given source document for the specified client.

res = RestClient.get(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/clients/<client_id>/sources/<source_id>/docs/<docname>",
  {
  'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token
  }
).body

Client Resource – POST source_id doc

POST /rc/v1/clients/:client_id/sources/:source_id/docs/:doc

Sets the content of the specified source document for the given client. Data should be either a string or hash of hashes. If append flag is set to true , the data is appended to the current doc (if it exists) instead of replacing it.

RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/rc/v1/clients/<client_id>/sources/<source_id>/docs/<docname>",
  {
    :data => data,
    :append => false
  }.to_json,
  { :content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token }
)

Plugin source_name – POST push_objects

POST /app/v1/:source_name/push_objects

Push new objects or object updates to RhoConnect. These changes will be sent to the device the next time it synchronizes.

Note: you may use ping to notify client and trigger sync.

# list of objects in the canonical hash of hashes structure
data = {
  '5' => {
    'name' => 'iPhone'
  }
}
RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/app/v1/<source_name>/push_objects",
  {
      :user_id => user_id,
    :objects => data
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

Note: Normally, push_objects method will refresh the whole :md document in Redis. However, in case of large-size documents, push_objects method can be optimized by invoking only the necessary updates. This can help reducing the number of transactions with Redis. To force the optimization, user can use the :rebuild_md => false flag in the push_objects parameters hash.

Plugin source_name – POST delete_objects

POST /app/v1/:source_name/push_deletes

Delete objects from RhoConnect. These objects will be deleted from the device the next time it synchronizes.

Note: You may use ping to notify client and trigger sync.

# object_ids is an array of objects to be deleted
RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/app/v1/<source_name>/push_deletes",
  {
    :user_id => user_id,
    :objects => object_ids
    }.to_json,
   {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

Note: Normally, push_deletes method will refresh the whole :md document in Redis. However, in case of large-size documents, push_deletes method can be optimized by invoking only the necessary updates. This can help reducing the number of transactions with Redis. To force the optimization, user can use the :rebuild_md => false flag in the push_deletes parameters hash.

Plugin sourece_name – POST fast_insert

POST /app/v1/:source_name/fast_insert

Push new objects to RhoConnect. Changes are inserted into the Redis set without any checking for previous existence. This way, the insert is very fast, but user must ensure that the object didn’t exist before. No safeguards are implemented. Use this method only when you can ensure the integrity of the data.

Note: you may use ping to notify client after the insert and trigger sync.

# list of objects in the canonical hash of hashes structure
data = {
  '5' => {
    'name' => 'iPhone'
  }
}
RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/app/v1/<source_name>/fast_insert",
  {
      :user_id => user_id,
    :objects => data
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

Plugin source_name – POST fast_update

POST /app/v1/:source_name/fast_update

Push object updates to RhoConnect. This method doesn’t involve pulling the existing data out of Redis. Instead it required user to provide the previous state of the data. This way, this method allows for very fast updates (since it just removes the previous data from set and adds new ones). However, no data integrity checks are performed. Therefore, this method must be used only if user can ensure the integrity of the data (i.e. previous state must exist, otherwise it won’t be properly deleted). Also, this method can be used to perform fast appends and deletes for any of the object’s attributes (However, you shouldn’t use this method to remove all of the attributes, fast_delete should be used instead.)

Note: you may use ping to notify client after the update and trigger sync.

# list of objects in the canonical hash of hashes structure
# delete_data contains previous state of the object (to be deleted)
delete_data = {
  '5' => {
    'name' => 'iPhone'
  }
}
# data contains new state of the object
# to be inserted
data = {
  '5' => {
    'name' => 'HTC'
  }
}
RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/app/v1/<source_name>/fast_update",
  {
      :user_id => user_id,
  :delete_data => delete_data,
    :data => data
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)

Plugin source_name – POST fast_delete

POST /app/v1/:source_name/fast_delete

Push object deletes to RhoConnect. This method doesn’t involve pulling the existing data out of Redis and removing all of its attributes. Instead it requires the user to provide all of the object’s data in the hash to be removed. This way, this method allows for very fast deletes (since it just removes the object’s data from set). However, no data integrity checks are performed. Therefore, this method must be used only if user can ensure the integrity of the data (i.e. supply all of the object’s data to be removed, otherwise some object’s data will remain in Redis).

Note: you may use ping to notify client after the delete and trigger sync.

# list of objects in the canonical hash of hashes structure
# data contains all of the object's data (to be deleted)
data = {
  '5' => {
    'name' => 'iPhone'
  }
}
RestClient.post(
  "#{server}/app/v1/<source_name>/fast_delete",
  {
      :user_id => user_id,
    :data => data
  }.to_json,
  {:content_type => :json,
   'X-RhoConnect-API-TOKEN' => @api_token}
)
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