HTTPS request in NodeJS


Question

I am trying to write a NodeJS app which will talk to the OpenShift REST API using the request method in the https package. Here is the code:

var https = require('https');

var options = {
  host: 'openshift.redhat.com',
  port: 443,
  path: '/broker/rest/api',
  method: 'GET'
};

var req = https.request(options, function(res) {
  console.log(res.statusCode);
  res.on('data', function(d) {
    process.stdout.write(d);
  });
});
req.end();

req.on('error', function(e) {
  console.error(e);
});

But this is giving me an error (status code 500 is returned). When I did the same thing using curl on the command line,

curl -k -X GET https://openshift.redhat.com/broker/rest/api

I am getting the correct response from the server.

Is there anything wrong in the code?

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52
9/18/2017 5:52:02 AM

Accepted Answer

Comparing what headers curl and node sent, i found that adding:

headers: {
    accept: '*/*'
}

to options fixed it.


To see which headers curl sends, you can use the -v argument.
curl -vIX GET https://openshift.redhat.com/broker/rest/api

In node, just console.log(req._headers) after req.end().


Quick tip: You can use https.get(), instead of https.request(). It will set method to GET, and calls req.end() for you.

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5/25/2014 12:51:57 AM

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