Texan78 Texan78 - 9 months ago 89
JSON Question

Make HTTP GET request with cURL from Wowza Rest API

I have never used cURL before and I think I have hit a roadblock in my learning. I am trying to make a HTTP GET request to my Wowza server which uses the Rest API to return JSON results. The URL actually returns it in XML but Wowza support says it I can get the response in JSON by adding the content type as I have done.

$url = 'http://DOMAINNAME:8087/v2/servers/_defaultServer_/vhosts/_defaultVHost_/applications/live/instances/_definst_/incomingstreams/ncopeland';

$cURL = curl_init();

curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_HTTPGET, true);

curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
'Content-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8',
'Accept: application/json'

$result = curl_exec($cURL);
$result = json_decode($result,true);


The response should be this.

"serverName": "_defaultServer_",
"sourceIp": "ncopeland",
"isPTZEnabled": false,
"applicationInstance": "_definst_",
"name": "ncopeland",
"isRecordingSet": false,
"isStreamManagerStream": true,
"isPublishedToVOD": false,
"isConnected": true,
"ptzPollingInterval": 2000

But, instead the response is being returned and formatted like this.


How can I format this so I can get these into usable variables. Really all I am needing from the response is "name" and "isConnected" so I can updated fields in a DB. Really all I am needing from the response is "name" and "isConnected" so I can updated fields in a DB like this.

Array (
[serverName] => _defaultServer_
[sourceIp] => ncopeland
[isPTZEnabled] => false
[applicationInstance] => _definst_
[name] => ncopeland
[isRecordingSet] => false
[isStreamManagerStream] => true
[isPublishedToVOD] => false
[isConnected] => false
[ptzPollingInterval] => false


So I can work with $obj variable as an array like so.

echo $obj['name'];
echo $obj['isConnected'];

Answer Source

There was nothing wrong with my code after all. Come to find out on my hosted server solution the package I was using from Bluehost blocked the ports I was needing to make the http request via cURL. I was able to upgrade to a dedicated IP to get the ports I was needing open so it would work and has been working great since.