Misleading documentation

Description

I'm trying for long time to initiate a GET request to retrieve JSON from Opencast server. From the official website authentication mechanism that was mentioned is Basic Auth, but after searing around I found that Digest Auth is the one that is used for the API which was mentioned on:

https://opencast.jira.com/wiki/display/MH/Remote+Services

I have been trying to connect to the API, but no results till now. I used cUrl and httpful, but it always give an error HTTP/1.1 401 An Authentication object was not found in the SecurityContext.

I used cUrl with php same issue, and example that is given on https://opencast.jira.com/wiki/display/MH/Remote+Services is not working at all:

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url.$uri);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_DIGEST);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $username.':'.$password);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("X-Requested-Auth: Digest"));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("X-Opencast-Matterhorn-Authorization: true"));

$response = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

return $response;

May someone tell me what is the right auth mechanism used to connect to Opencast API and how I can connect to? all trails didn't success.

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Lars Kiesow
October 4, 2016, 10:29 PM

You need to use digest or form based auth by default or need to activate basic auth in spring security. Example for digest auth (ingest media):

curl -f -i --digest -u opencast_system_account:CHANGE_ME -H "X-Requested-Auth: Digest" http://localhost:8080/ingest/addMediaPackage/fast -F 'flavor=presentation/source' -F 'BODY=@test.mp4' -F title="Some title" -F creator="John Doe"

Won't Fix

Assignee

Lars Kiesow

Reporter

Ahmed