php - API send email and Password using CURL
I have written some code into a plugin for Wordpress that when the User hits the submit button their information is stored in the WP database and is also sent to a third party website with their email and password using JSON protocalls.
this is the code I use (the "$bemail" and $password are referring to earlier parts of the code in the same file):
$url = "https://api.example.com/v1/logins"; $data = array( 'email' => $_POST['$bemail'], 'password' => $_POST['$password'], ); $content = json_encode($data); $curl = curl_init($url); $apikey = "xxxx"; curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HEADER, false); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array( 'example.com-Api-Key: ' . $apikey, 'Accept: application/json', )); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $content); $json_response = curl_exec($curl); $status = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
I get an error with a response from the 3rd party website with something like:
"error: email and password cannot be blank"
which tells me that the email and password is not being sent.
what am I missing here?
To tell the receiving server to expect JSON, use the
Content-Typeheader instead of
The first thing I would suggest is to just use our PHP API client which you can find here: https://github.com/sproutvideo/sproutvideo-php
The documentation for creating a login is here: https://github.com/sproutvideo/sproutvideo-php#create_login
You can also see what is being received on the server side by logging into your account and going to http://sproutvideo.com/api_history
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