Felix Hagspiel Felix Hagspiel - 3 years ago 311
reST (reStructuredText) Question

React + Wordpress + Woocommerce REST API 401 - get products without AUTH

I am building a webshop with React, Wordpress v4 and Woocommerce Rest api v2.

I am a bit confused on how to proceed with authentication. I understand that for some requests like place an order or create a new product I need to authenticate.

But I also need to be able to just retrieve all products for a customer who visits the site for the first time and just wants to browse through all our products.
What is the best practice here?

My thoughts are:

  • Create a public, separate layer with PHP or Node which securely stores the Woocommerce API keys and provides public endpoints (only
    , i.e.
    GET /products

  • Access those endpoints via JS/React and render the products

  • Create another separate layer for placing orders which requires the costumer to authenticate (i.e.
    POST /orders

Also, instead of adding a separate layer I could use the Wordpress function
add_action( 'rest_api_init',...

Is there a better way to do it or am I missing something? Or can I retrieve the Woocommerce Products somehow via the Wordpress API endpoints without api keys?

Answer Source

Okay, somehow I was thinking the wrong way. As wordpress lists all products which were created in woocommerce as a regular Wordpress post with post-type product, I just have to make a request to the Wordpress API (NOT the Woocommerce API!), in my example:


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