blank blank - 8 months ago 49
reST (reStructuredText) Question

How do I make a request using HTTP basic authentication with PHP curl?

I'm building a REST web service client in PHP and at the moment I'm using curl to make requests to the service.

How do I use curl to make authenticated (http basic) requests? Do I have to add the headers myself?

If so I've got some other questions -

  1. Is there a REST library for php?

  2. or is there a wrapper for curl that
    makes it a bit more rest

  3. or am I going to have to continue to
    roll my own?



You want this:

curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $username . ":" . $password);  

Zend has a REST client and zend_http_client and I'm sure PEAR has some sort of wrapper. But its easy enough to do on your own.

So the entire request might look something like this:

$process = curl_init($host);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/xml', $additionalHeaders));
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $username . ":" . $password);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 30);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $payloadName);
curl_setopt($process, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$return = curl_exec($process);