@apify/http-request

Wrapper of got package used across Apify

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HTTP request library for Node.js
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Sends a HTTP request and returns the response. This package is used it Apify SDK instead of the old request
NPM package. Implements a tunnel agent error fix, better proxy agents and supports brotli compression. Fixed deflate compression.
The function has similar functionality and has nearly the same options as the got NPM package, but it brings several additional improvements and fixes:
It support not only Gzip compression, but also Brotli and Deflate. To activate this feature, simply add Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br to options.headers (or a combination) and set options.useBrotli to true. Enables abortion of the request based on the response headers, before the data is downloaded. See options.abortFunction parameter. Tunnel agent error fix Fixed old deflate compression. Brotli support for Node.js Example Usage

Get decoded and decompressed response

```javascript
const httpRequest = require("@apify/http-request");

const {headers, body, statusCode} =  await httpRequest({ url: 'https://api.apify.com/v2/browser-info'});
```

Get JSON from API

const httpRequest = require("@apify/http-request");

const {headers, body, statusCode} =  await httpRequest({ url: 'https://api.apify.com/v2/browser-info', json: true });

Stream the response

const httpRequest = require("@apify/http-request");

const responseStream =  await httpRequest({ url: 'https://apify.com', stream: true});

API Documentation

It's a GET request by default, but can be changed by using different methods or via options.method.

httpRequest(options)

Returns a Promise for a response object
or a stream if options.stream is set to true.

options.url

URL of the target endpoint. Supports both HTTP and HTTPS schemes.

options.method

HTTP method. Default value is GET.

options.headers

HTTP headers. Default value is {}.
Note that the function generates several headers itself, unless they are defined in the headers parameter, in which case the function leaves them untouched. For example, even if you define { 'Content-Length': null }, the function doesn't define the 'Content-Length' header and the request will not contain it (due to the null value).

options.payload

HTTP payload for PATCH, POST and PUT requests. Must be a Buffer or String.

options.followRedirect

Follow HTTP 3xx responses as redirects (default: true).

options.maxRedirects

The maximum number of redirects to follow. Default value is 20

options.timeoutSecs

Integer containing the number of seconds to wait for a server to send response headers (and start the response body) before aborting the request. Note that if the underlying TCP connection cannot be established, the OS-wide TCP connection timeout will overrule the timeout option (the default in Linux can be anywhere from 20-120 seconds).
Default value is 30.

options.proxyUrl

An HTTP proxy to be used. Supports proxy authentication with Basic Auth.

options.ignoreSslErrors

If false, requires SSL/TLS certificates to be valid
Default value is false

options.abortFunction

A function that determines whether the request should be aborted. It is called when the server responds with the HTTP headers, but before the actual data is downloaded. class and it should return true if request should be aborted, or false otherwise. You can also throw custom error inside the options.abortFunction. In this case, httpRequest aborts the request and throws your custom error.
Default value is null.

options.throwOnHttpErrors

If set to true function throws and error on 4XX and 5XX response codes.
Default value is false.

options.decodeBody

If set to true decoded body is returned. Cannot be set to false if the options.parsedBody
is true.
Default value is true

options.json

If set to true parsed body is returned. And content-type header is set to application/json It won't work if you have the options.stream set to true.
Default value is false.

options.stream

If set to true decompressed stream is returned.
Default value is false

options.useBrotli

If set to true Brotli decompression is enabled. Brotli has a Node.js native support from V10.16.0. If you use older version you must have the peer dependency iltorb installed.
Default value is false

Response

Promise\ - The response object will typically be a Node.js HTTP response stream, however, if returned from the cache it will be a response-like object which behaves in the same way.
For more information please see original npm package - got.