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Using the application

Using the application

To use this application, you will have to make HTTP requests to the API that this application opens up.

By default, your application will be online at port 9000 and available at localhost:9000 (opens in a new tab)

Using a custom domain, and SSL/TLS - requires a webserver configuration, like Nginx (opens in a new tab) or Apache (opens in a new tab) - but that is not in scope of this tutorial


To authenticate yourself, and get access to the files you've allowed access to remotely, you'll need to provide the authorization header:

This is why you need a strong API_KEY, never share this sensitive information - it should be threated as a password
  'x-api-key': '__YOUR_API_KEY__'

Any request without this specific authorization header will only be able to check if the application is online or not, but not see any file contents


The parameter :name is the NAME you provided in your configuration. This is true for all subsequent routes.


Status endpoint, publicly available

GET /options

Options endpoints, displays all available routes (not methods) according to your configuration

GET /files/:name

Get file contents

GET /directories/:name

Get compressed folder/directory zip contents in response body

GET /json/:name

Get all JSON data from directory

GET /json/:name/:identifier

Get JSON data belonging to identifier.

The identifier parameter is dynamic, and will ultimately resolve in the path: <DIRECTORY>/<identifier>.json - this is true for all subsequent routes

DELETE /json/:name/:identifier

Delete JSON data belonging to identifier

PUT /json/:name/:identifier

Save the request body as the full, new content/data for specified JSON entry

PATCH /json/:name/:identifier

Apply request body key-value pairs to JSON entry individually