You can now call out from your IBM App Connect flow to any HTTP endpoint.

To use the HTTP connector, select its action, ‘Invoke method’, from the Applications panel. You can do this in both event-driven and API flows.

Add an HTTP node in the flow editor

To call the endpoint, you’ll need to specify its URL and the HTTP method to invoke it with. App Connect currently supports GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE, and HEAD as methods. You can also optionally include request headers, and a request body, whose format is determined by the endpoint you’re calling.

Configure the HTTP properties to call your endpoint

You can call an endpoint that is secured with basic authentication by adding a user name and password to your HTTP account.

All the input fields, as well as the response headers and response body that the endpoint returns, are available for use later in your flow. You can also choose whether to continue the flow if an error occurs. This means that you can implement your own error handling within the flow.

Map the HTTP outputs to downstream nodes

The use of an HTTP node, as described in this blog, provides one way for you to integrate with APIs in your organization, as well as third-party APIs. App Connect also provides other ways for you to integrate with APIs; for more information, see here.

3 comments on"Introducing the App Connect HTTP connector"

  1. What is the endpoint is secured by Kerberos or is none JSON like Thrift

    • Hi Mike,
      At present, we do not support calling Kerberos-secured endpoints or Thrift endpoints with the HTTP connector. Could you give us more details of your requirement here so we could work with this and consider this as a future enhancement? Thanks

      • Sure, we have in house a bunch of JAX-RS (CRUD) Services which are Secured via Kerberos, that will send out a www-negotiate handshake.
        The Objects are java pojo generated from a Thrift schema, and we use Thrift Binary protocal for serialization
        application/vnd.apache.thrift.binary.

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