REST Snap Pack

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Overview

Use Snaps in this Snap Pack to execute HTTP methods on a REST API service endpoint.

When making a REST call over HTTPS, REST Snaps use bundled JREs (a collection of trusted certificate authorities) in the following directory:

/opt/snaplogic/pkgs/jdk-11.0.1/lib/security/cacerts

Supported Versions

This Snap Pack is tested against http components version 4.4.12.

Best Practices

Build your integrations faster by leveraging patterns in the SnapLogic community for the REST Snaps to connect applications such as Slack.

FAQs

When making a REST call over HTTPS, what CA bundle is the REST Snap using?

Snaplogic uses a collection of bundled trusted certificate authorities as a JRE collection in: /opt/snaplogic/pkgs/jre1.8.0_45/lib/security/cacerts.

Snap Pack History

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Release

Snap Pack Version 

Date

Type

Updates

4.27main12989Stable and LatestFixed an issue in the REST OAuth2 account that caused a new feature, OAuth Password Grant Type to be excluded from the GA version. The latest deployed build includes this feature.

4.27

main12833

 

Stable

Enhanced REST OAuth2 accounts with a new option password for Grant Type to obtain an access token through user credentials. On selecting password, the Snap populates the Username and Password fields to enter the credentials.
4.26426patches12749Latest
  • Added Upload transfer request type checkbox in the REST Put Snap to support encoding of chunked transfer and calculating content length.
  • Fixed an issue with the REST Post Snap, where the Snap delayed the fetching of documents, when the batch size is greater than or equal to one.
4.26426patches11746Latest

Enhanced the REST Post Snap to display all cookies (securedauth cookies and httponly cookies) from the CookieStore along with headers when you select the Show all headers checkbox.

4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10419 LatestFixed a memory leak issue in the REST Snap Pack
4.25 Patch425patches9929 LatestEnhanced the REST Snap Pack to support Proxy Authentication.
4.25 Patch425patches9684 Latest
  • Fixed the REST Post Snap that fails to correctly set the Content-Length header when working with multi-file uploads.
  • Added Send Client Data as Basic Auth Header check box to the Create Account settings of the OAuth2 and OAuth2 SSL accounts. This check box enables you to include and pass the client credentials information in the header when connecting to the OAuth endpoint.
  • Added a new account type REST AWS Sig V4 Account that adds the ability to call any AWS API.
4.25main9554 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24main8556 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.23main7430StableImproved the handling of expired access tokens in REST Snaps that use OAuth2 accounts (REST OAuth2 Account and REST OAuth2 SSL Account). The Snaps can refresh expired access tokens on-demand, through a request to the platform. The Snap reloads the account with the updated/fresh access token before attempting the next retry.
4.22 Patch422patches7103 StableEnhances the Snaps in REST Snap Pack by separating the retry logic for OAuth account from that of the Snap.
4.22main6403 Stable
  • Added a new account type, REST OAuth2 SSL, which enables support for the OAuth2 SSL authentication for REST Snaps with endpoints that require client certificates.
  • [Docs Update] Applied the enhanced doc template to the Snap Pack's documentation. Improves usability by enhancing Snap field descriptions, functional examples, and use cases. 
4.21 Patchrest8858-LatestFixed the REST Get and REST Post Snaps that does not parse Content-Encoding and Content-Type headers for gzipped responses.
4.21

snapsmrc542

-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20 Patchrest8798-LatestFixed the REST POST Snap that fails when a single file is uploaded in multi-part form using the Single file upload Snap settings.

4.20

snapsmrc535

-

Stable

  • The new Multipart related option in the Upload body type property in the REST Post Snap enables you to post files to the Google Drive API and retain the original names.
  • The REST Account now has a new Grant Type option called Client Credentials. This enables the Snap to obtain an access token to the client ID and client secret through the token endpoint URL.
4.19 Patchrest8374-Latest
  • Added a drop-down property Retry Policy to the REST Snaps to provide users with different retry options for connection and 4xx and 5xx error responses.
  • Fixed the REST GET Snap that limits the output to five documents, even when more output documents are expected.

Critical fix

If your current or new Pipelines with REST Snaps use the retry functionality, then we recommend you to use this latest patch version as subsequent GA releases may result in Pipeline executions failing. Else, you can continue using your existing Snap Pack version (stable distribution – snapsmrc528).

4.19snapsmrc528-Stable

Fixed a regression issue wherein REST Snaps are unable to handle empty XML responses when Show All Headers is enabled.

4.18

snapsmrc523-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15 Patchrest6310-Latest

Fixed an issue with the NLTM Rest account connection hanging infinitely.

4.15snapsmrc500-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.14 Patch

rest6159-LatestFixed an issue wherein the REST GET and POST Snaps were infinitely trying to connect to endpoint even after pipeline execution abortion.
4.14 Patch

rest5782

-Latest

Fixed an issue wherein the REST POST Snap was not accepting any blank values from upstream Mapper Snap.

4.14 Patchrest5719-Latest

Fixed an issue where the Ultra task was not producing a valid response while acknowledging documents.

4.14

snapsmrc490

-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.13 Patch

NA-Latest

REST POST Snap: New properties: Multipart Content-Type, and Filename to be used added.

4.13snapsmrc486-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 Patchrest4917-Latest

Fixed an encoding issue with the REST Get Snap so that it uses the same encoding format (UTF-8) by default on all machines instead of using a different encoding format based on the machine's Operating System.

4.12 Patch rest4816-Latest

Fixed an issue that caused the REST OAuth accounts to fail when running in orgs with Enhanced encryption in Medium or higher level. 

4.12 Patchrest4781-Latest

Enhanced REST Post Snap to prevent it from encoding file names.

4.12snapsmrc480-Stable

Added Upload body type property to the REST Post Snap for processing the specified content type.

4.11 Patchrest4333-Latest

Added support for the Binary File Uploads with the REST POST Snap.

4.11snapsmrc465-Stable

Updated support of NTLM Account Authentication to the REST Snap Pack.

4.10 Patch rest4070-Latest

Resolved an issue with the REST GET Snap that often fails to exit properly. This should reduce or eliminate that problem.

4.10snapsmrc414-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.9 Patchrest3177-Latest

Addressed an issue with REST Get displaying the authorization header in plain text

4.9 Patchrest3126-Latest

Added Connection timeout property to specify the number of seconds to wait before terminating a connection. The Timeout property has been renamed to Read timeout.

4.9.0snapsmrc405-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8.0snapsmrc398-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.7.0 Patchrest2555-Latest
  • Addressed an issue in the REST Post Snap with the REST API not returning a full cookie response.
  • Added Show all headers setting to the show full cookie response for the Post, Put, Patch and Delete Snaps.
4.7.0 Patchrest2336-Latest

Resolved an issue with REST Get not handling multiple response cookies.

4.7.0 Patchrest2260-Latest

Added a new "Follow redirects" setting to toggle whether redirects should be followed (default behavior is to follow redirects)

4.7.0snapsmrc382-Stable
  • Updated Snaps in the REST Snap Pack with Response entity type field(The DEFAULT option under this property allows the backward compatibilityThe addition of the property will not affect the existing production pipelines and allows them to run as before).

  • Updated Snaps in the REST Snap Pack with Maximum request attempts and Retry request interval Upload fields.  

  • Updated the RESTPost Snap with Upload transfer request type field.

4.6.0 Patchrest1992-Latest

Resolved an issue where Rest Snaps failed to process the received response that is encoded in charsets such as Windows-1252. This fix will process the response purely based on the charset provided in the Content-Type header.

4.6.0snapsmrc362-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.5.1rest1566-Latest
  • A new property was added to the REST Get Snap to specify the iteration interval for pagination.

  • All Snaps now have at most one input and one output view.

4.5.0snapsmrc344-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.4.1NA-Latest

Resolved an issue with REST SSL Accounts with Username not send the Authorization header with the HTTP request.

4.4.0NA-Stable

REST Get now supports using parameters from an input document in the Next URL Setting.

4.3.1NA-Latest

Addressed a defect where REST GET Snap fails saying 'Scheme "http" not registered'

Fall Release 2015 (4.3.0)NA-Stable
  • Two-way SSL support was added to the REST account.

  • REST Get 

    • Now has support for iterating over additional result pages.

    • Header variables are now being updated for each input

  • REST Post

    • Improved error handling messages.

    • Resolved an issue with the Snap failing with "Failed to execute HTTP request" error.

September 5, 2015 (4.2.2)NA-Latest
  • Maximum retries and Retry interval support added.

  • Resolved an issue with using a REST Dynamic OAuth2 account with Facebook Graph API.

  • REST Account: REST SSL account added.

June 27, 2015 (2015.22)

NA-Latest

REST Get now allows you to have no output views. Previously, there was exactly one output view.

June 6, 2015 (2015.20)NA-Latest

Rest Post Snap now supports posting a file.

May 2, 2015

NA-Stable

REST: Output views made optional 

January 2015

NA-Stable

Optional Raw data property added to all REST Snaps. If selected, the HTTP response content is written to the output view as is. If not selected, it is parsed according to the content type specified in the response header.

October 18, 2014

NA-Stable
  • NEW! REST Patch Snap introduced in this release.

  • Addressed an issue where REST GET (and perhaps REST Snaps) error view does not include response body. 

Fall 2014

NA-Stable

REST Get: support added for gzip format.

June 30, 2014

NA-Stable

Addressed an issue with RestRequestExecutor class writing data into error views even on successful requests status code 201, 204.

May 2014

NA-StableREST Get, REST Post all updated to support input parameters in HTTP headers

July 2013

NA-Stable
  • NEW! REST Delete Snap introduced in this release.

  • NEW! REST Get Snap introduced in this release.

  • NEW! REST Post Snap introduced in this release.

  • NEW! REST Put Snap introduced in this release.