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SimpleApi

Simplest api ever created with CRUD and token authentication

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SimpleApi

Features

  • CRUD operations
  • User authentication
  • Tokens
  • Limitation for api requests (default:300 requests per minute)
Features that comming in next version [v.1.0.1]
  • Upload files on server with Flask-Upload extension implemented

Getting Started

SimpleApi is Flask application developed for fast development of simple APIs,this package uses SQLite3 as default database and SQLAlchemy to comunitcate with database.

Prerequisites

For running this package you will need few other packages

pip install Redis
pip install Flask
pip install SQLAlchemy
pip install Flask-HTTPAuth
  • Redis package is for limation on requests
  • Flask package is micro-framework itself
  • SQLAlchemy package is for communication with SQLite3 database
  • Flask-HTTPAuth package is for authentication users and restricting routes with login required

Installing

SimpleApi is easy to setup you just need to clone or download directory and run it as shown bellow

git clone https://github.com/phpwizz/SimpleApi.git
cd /dir/SimpleApi/
python views.py

And that is it ! Now you have your own api on localhost:8080/api/v1/

Running the tests

Generating authentication token

To generate token in SimpleApi you will first need to be logged in , for that you will first need to create account in

http://localhost:8080/user/auth/token

Output:


{

   "token" : "eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiI eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsImV4cCI6MTUzMTMxNzYxMSwiaWF0IjoxNTMxMzE3MDExfQ.eyJpZCI6MX0.N6KGiEivg3aZCWlkUPjNLNfphUmZx5ssXW56KoPakK0"

}



This token has expiration date of 600 minutes by default but that can be extended on more if is needed.

HTTP Request Method GET

Open any REST api client this tutorial will cover use of Advanced REST client

  • Open a client application

  • For methode chose GET

This will show JSON format for all users

For url put :  http://localhost:8080/api/v1/users

Output:


{
  "Users": [
    {
      "id": 1, 
      "name": "Alex", 
      "picture": "https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/profile-icon-male-avatar-portrait-casual-person-silhouette-face-flat-design-vector-47075236.jpg", 
      "user_about": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.  ", 
      "username": "alex123"
    }, 
    {
      "id": 2, 
      "name": "Mark", 
      "picture": null, 
      "user_about": null, 
      "username": "marY2"
    }
  ]
}

HTTP Request Method POST

  • Open a client application

  • For methode chose POST

POST method in this package is used for creating new database entries ex.register new user or creating a new post

Creating new user

For url put :  http://localhost:8080/api/v1/user/register/new

Set headers to Content-Type and application/json

Input:

{
  "username": "test12",
  "password": "test2"
}

Output:

{
"Created": "test12"
}

Application will respond with success message!

If you are familier with curl command you can do it this way

 curl -i -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"username":"1","password":"1"}' http://localhost:8080/api/v1/user/register/new

HTTP Request Method PUT

Info : For this step you need to have already registered user

  • Open a client application

  • For methode chose PUT

PUT method in this package is used for updatung already existent database entries ex.change user name , change content for post

Updating user username

For url put :  http://localhost:8080/api/v1/user/id/1/edit/username

Set headers to Content-Type and application/json

Input:

{
  "username": "changedusername"
}

Output:

{
"username": "changedusername"
}

Application will respond with new value added for username!

HTTP Request Method DELETE

  • Open a client application

  • For methode chose DELETE

DELETE method in this package is used for removing ex.users or posts

Removing user with specific id

Set headers to Content-Type and application/json

Output:

{
"Deleted": "Success"
}

Application will respond with success message!

Info: Same process can be applied for managing with posts!

Deployment

Tutorial for deploying any flask application on heroku

Built With

  • Flask - The micro-framework used
  • SQLAlchemy - Database communicator
  • Redis - Used to set limitations on requests

Contributing

Everyone is welcome to contribute to this project.

Versioning

  • Version : v1.0

Authors

On this link will be set all future contributors. The best contributers will be added as co-authors

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

Acknowledgments


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