GarySabo GarySabo - 15 days ago 6
Swift Question

How to make a NSURLSesssion GET request with cookies

I'm using the Pinterest SDK to download a Pinterest Pin's link, (sample link that I get back from the server: https://www.pinterest.com/r/pin/186195765822871832/4801566892554728205/77314e40aeb26c0dc412e9cfa82f8dccc401fdb2b9806a3fe17ba8bafdb50510).

About 5 days ago I started getting 404 errors in my NSURLSesssion when trying to access similar links that I'd pulled down from Pinterest.

A friend said that he believes Pinterest must now require cookies to access that link.

How can I configure my session so that I can use cookies and get a 200 response back from Pinterest?

UPDATED CODE:

import UIKit
import PlaygroundSupport


var url = URL(string: "https://www.pinterest.com/r/pin/186195765822871832/4801566892554728205/77314e40aeb26c0dc412e9cfa82f8dccc401fdb2b9806a3fe17ba8bafdb50510")

var getSourceURLFromPinterest: URLSessionDataTask? = nil
let sessionConfig: URLSessionConfiguration = URLSessionConfiguration.default

sessionConfig.timeoutIntervalForRequest = 30.0
sessionConfig.timeoutIntervalForResource = 30.0

let cookieJar = HTTPCookieStorage.shared
let cookieHeaderField = ["Set-Cookie": "key=value, key2=value2"]
let cookies = HTTPCookie.cookies(withResponseHeaderFields: cookieHeaderField, for: url!)
HTTPCookieStorage.shared.setCookies(cookies, for: url, mainDocumentURL: url)

let session = URLSession(configuration: sessionConfig)
getSourceURLFromPinterest = session.dataTask(with: url! as URL) { (data: Data?, response: URLResponse?, error: Error?) -> Void in

if error != nil {
print("error is \(error)")
}
if response == nil {
print("no response")

} else if let _ = data {

//Config Request
let request = NSMutableURLRequest(
url: (response?.url)!,
cachePolicy: .reloadIgnoringLocalAndRemoteCacheData,
timeoutInterval: 30.0)
request.httpMethod = "HEAD"

var statusCode = Int()
let session = URLSession.shared
let checkURLForResponse = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest) {urlData, myResponse, responseError in
if let httpResponse = myResponse as? HTTPURLResponse {
statusCode = httpResponse.statusCode
switch statusCode {
case _ where statusCode < 500 && statusCode > 299 && statusCode != 405: //whitelisted 405 to exclude Amazon.com false errors
print("status code \(statusCode) for \(url)")
default:
break;
}
} else { print("***NO httpResponse for \(url)") }
}
checkURLForResponse.resume()
}
}
getSourceURLFromPinterest!.resume()

PlaygroundPage.current.needsIndefiniteExecution = true

Answer

The other answers may work generally, but specifically for me this is how I coded the request in order to get a response from Pinterest's server. Note that specifically what I am doing I think is related to a possible bug in Pinterest's server, see: https://github.com/pinterest/ios-pdk/issues/124

I commented out my personal Pinterest session ID

var cookieSession = String()
var cookieCSRFToken = String()

var myWebServiceUrl = URL(string: "https://www.pinterest.com/r/pin/186195765821344905/4801566892554728205/a9bb098fcbd6b73c4f38a127caca17491dafc57135e9bbf6a0fdd61eab4ba885")

let requestOne = URLRequest(url: myWebServiceUrl!)
let sessionOne = URLSession.shared

let taskOne = sessionOne.dataTask(with: requestOne, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) in
    if let error = error {
        print("ERROR: \(error)")
    }
    else {
        print("RESPONSE: \(response)")

        if let data = data, let dataString = String(data: data, encoding: .utf8) {
            print("DATA: " + dataString)
        } // end: if

        var cookies:[HTTPCookie] = HTTPCookieStorage.shared.cookies! as [HTTPCookie]
        print("Cookies Count = \(cookies.count)")
        for cookie:HTTPCookie in cookies as [HTTPCookie] {

            // Get the _pinterest_sess ID
            if cookie.name as String == "_pinterest_sess" {
                //var cookieValue : String = "CookieName=" + cookie.value as String
                cookieSession = cookie.value as String
                print(cookieSession)
            }

            // Get the csrftoken
            if cookie.name as String == "csrftoken" {
                cookieCSRFToken = cookie.value
                print(cookieCSRFToken)
            }
        } // end: for

    } // end: if
})
taskOne.resume()

var requestTwo = URLRequest(url: myWebServiceUrl!)

cookieSession = "XXXXXXXX"

cookieCSRFToken = "JHDylCCKKNToE4VXgofq1ad3hg06uKKl"

var cookieRequest = "_auth=1; _b=\"AR4XTkMmqo9JKradOZyuMoSWcMdsBMuBHHIM21wj2RPInwdkbl2yuy56yQR4iqxJ+N4=\"; _pinterest_pfob=disabled; _pinterest_sess=\"" + cookieSession + "\"; csrftoken=" + cookieCSRFToken as String


requestTwo.setValue(cookieRequest as String, forHTTPHeaderField: "Cookie")


let taskTwo = sessionOne.dataTask(with: requestTwo, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) in
    if let error = error {
        print("ERROR: \(error)")
    }
    else {
        print("RESPONSE: \(response)")

    } // end: if
})
taskTwo.resume()

PlaygroundPage.current.needsIndefiniteExecution = true
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