Please go to Gallery3:API:REST
With Gallery3, there is a need for a simplified and standardized remote API. Originally, some of the core controllers in Gallery3 were built as a RESTful API. Several issues resulted from this approach, mainly it added complexity and was not applied consistently. The code supporting this approach has been removed as part the RC1 release.
The basis of the Gallery3 Remote API will be an extensible RESTful implementation. Each user will have a remote access key assigned to their user id. Remote clients will provide the user id and password and and receive the access key back. Subsequent calls via the remote interface must provide this key to establish the identity of the requesting user.
Every request is atomic, in that no state is maintained across each request.
Each user has a remote access key that corresponds to their user id. This access key is created when the user is created, the first time the user profile is accessed or the first time they login. This key can be requested by the remote client by supplying the user id and password. The access key is used to establish the active user for each remote request. Requests that do not contain an access key use the "guest" user as the active user.
Permissions are assigned based on the user that created the shared secret. Any unsigned requests or anonymous requests will be treated as a public request and will be assigned permissions consistent with the "Everybody" group.
On the first request, the client must preform a login to acquire the remote access key. The client provides the user id and password and upon return will receive the access token. It is expected that the client will not store the user id and password, but can and will store the access token for subsequent use.
The Gallery3 remote protocol is based on the HTTP protocol. Allowable HTTP methods are GET, POST, PUT, DELETE.
|GET||Retrieve a resource|
|PUT||Update a resource|
|POST||Add a new resource|
|DELETE||Remove the resource|
The remote protocol is implemented by the rest module. The basic URL to invoke a service is: <gallery3 domain name>/index.php/rest/<module>/<resource path>.
|X_GALLERY_REQUEST_KEY||Specify the access key that identifies the user for this request.|
|X_GALLERY_REQUEST_METHOD||Used to override the HTTP method. Typically used to provide PUT or DELETE functionality if the HTTP PUT or DELETE are blocked or unavailable.|
post fields: path=<resource path>
post fields: new_name=<new tag>