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[EP-tech] Re: SWORD Endpoint

On 09/10/12 15:12, Harry Newton wrote:

I have a question about depositing into ePrints via SWORD.

I have a php library to get the service document, then attempt to deposit a file. However, the service document always returns 401 unauthorised. This is even though I'm passing the username and password.
As for depositing, I am unsure of the url I should be depositing to. I understand it is my ePrints host, but what would the rest of the URL be? For example, the service document is <eprints>/sword-app/servicedocument. I just need to know how to deposit for a specific ePrint of a specific user.

You want some code something like:

my $username = "user1"; # to be defined
my $password = "topSecret"; # to be defined
my $host     = "my.server.example.com";
my $endpoint = "sword-app/deposit";
my $collection = "archive"; # could be "review" or "inbox"
my $url = "http://"; . $username . ":" . $password . "@"
                    . $host . "/" . $endpoint . "/" . $collection;

my $archive = read_file("$dirname/$zipfile", binmode => ':raw' ) or die('cant open input file');
  my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
  my $req = HTTP::Request->new( POST => '' );
  $req->header( 'X-Packaging' => 'known_format',
                'X-No-Op' => 'false',
                'X-Verbose' => 'false',
                'Content-Disposition' => "filename=$zipfile"
  $req->content_type( 'application/zip' );
  $req->content( $archive );
  my $res = $ua->request($req);	
  if ($res->is_success) {
        print "$zipfile deposited.\n";
  else { print "$zipfile - ".$res->status_line, "\n"; }

The challenge is knowing the string for "known_format" (and the servicedocument will tell you what the server will accept), and making the right metadata file in the .zip file.


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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