Craigt Craigt - 1 year ago 150
iOS Question

Alamofire returns .Success on error HTTP status codes

I have a pretty simple scenario that I'm struggling with. I'm using Alamofire to register a user on a rest API. The first call to register is successful and the user can log in. The second call, when trying to register with the same email address should result in a HTTP status code 409 from the server. Alamofire, however, returns a .Success with an empty request and response. I have tested this this API with postman and it correctly returns a 409.

Why is Alamofire not returning .Failure(error), where the error has status code info etc?

Here is the call I run with the same input each time.

Alamofire.request(.POST, "http://localhost:8883/api/0.1/parent", parameters: registrationModel.getParentCandidateDictionary(), encoding: .JSON).response(completionHandler: { (req, res, d, e) -> Void in
print(req, res, d, e)

Answer Source

From the Alamofire manual:


By default, Alamofire treats any completed request to be successful, regardless of the content of the response. Calling validate before a response handler causes an error to be generated if the response had an unacceptable status code or MIME type.

You can manually validate the status code using the validate method, again, from the manual:

Alamofire.request(.GET, "", parameters: ["foo": "bar"])
     .validate(statusCode: 200..<300)
     .validate(contentType: ["application/json"])
     .response { response in

Or you can semi-automatically validate the status code and content-type using the validate with no arguments:

Alamofire.request(.GET, "", parameters: ["foo": "bar"])
     .responseJSON { response in
         switch response.result {
         case .Success:
             print("Validation Successful")
         case .Failure(let error):