Create a new app, for example ‘Convertigo’. Fill in App name, App description (10 Chars min), a web site URL. Filling in the call back URL is not mandatory.
Click on the “API Key” Tab
Save your “API key” and “API secret” in a safe place. You will use this information later on
Modify the application permissions if required by click on the “Change App Permissions” button
Click on the “Create my access tokens” button. This will create access token for your own current credentials. This means that all the actions you will do with the Convertigo HTTP connector will be done with the current identity.
Refresh the page, a new section with your access tokens should appear. Save the “Access token” and the “Access token secret” in a safe place as you will use this later on.
Now, we should have the following values:
Access token secret
Accessing an OAuth service.
This is all we need to use the Convertigo’s HTTP Connector OAuth. To see how, we will use Twitter’s get timeline REST API.
Create a new Project
Create a HTTP Connector, set the “server” property to “api.twitter.com” and the “Root Path” property to “/1.1/”. Set “is HTTPS” to “true” and “port” to 443. This will create and configure a connector connecting to https://api.twitter.com/1.1/
In this connector, create a “JSON Http Transaction”. Configure the “HTTP verb” to “GET” and the “Sub Path” to “statuses/user_timeline.json”.
According to twitter documentation we must also provide “screen_name” and a “count” as parameters. We can do that by adding them as variables to our transaction. Be sure to configure the “HTTP Name” property of the variables objects to “screen_name” and “count”.
Set default values to screen_name and count according to your Twitter account. Run the transaction and you have an error response.
This is where the OAuth part comes in! Enabling OAuth is simply done by providing 4 other variables to our Transaction:
Configure the “Default Value” properties of each of those variables with the values we got from the registering part. Now, execute the transaction :
Launch test platform Right Click -> Open test platform
Expand the HTTP Connector
Expand the JSON_HTTP Transaction
Check that default values are filled in the test form