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(Delphi DLL) REST through SSH Tunnel

Demonstrates how to connect through an SSH Tunnel (via port-forwarding) to make REST API calls.

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Chilkat non-ActiveX DLL for Delphi

Chilkat ActiveX DLL for Delphi

* The examples here use the non-ActiveX DLL.

uses
    Winapi.Windows, Winapi.Messages, System.SysUtils, System.Variants, System.Classes, Vcl.Graphics,
    Vcl.Controls, Vcl.Forms, Vcl.Dialogs, Vcl.StdCtrls, AuthAws, Rest, Xml, Socket;

...

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
tunnel: HCkSocket;
sshHostname: PWideChar;
sshPort: Integer;
success: Boolean;
rest: HCkRest;
channel: HCkSocket;
bTls: Boolean;
port: Integer;
maxWaitMs: Integer;
authAws: HCkAuthAws;
responseXml: PWideChar;
xml: HCkXml;

begin
//  This example requires the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
//  See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

tunnel := CkSocket_Create();

sshHostname := 'www.my-ssh-server.com';
sshPort := 22;

//  Connect to an SSH server and establish the SSH tunnel:
success := CkSocket_SshOpenTunnel(tunnel,sshHostname,sshPort);
if (success <> True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkSocket__lastErrorText(tunnel));
    Exit;
  end;

//  Authenticate with the SSH server via a login/password
//  or with a public key.
//  This example demonstrates SSH password authentication.
success := CkSocket_SshAuthenticatePw(tunnel,'mySshLogin','mySshPassword');
if (success <> True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkSocket__lastErrorText(tunnel));
    Exit;
  end;

//   OK, the SSH tunnel is setup.  Now open a channel within the tunnel.
//   (Any number of channels may be created from the same SSH tunnel.
//   Multiple channels may coexist at the same time.)

//  This example connects to a REST server through the SSH tunnel.
//  It will connect to the Amazon AWS service for this example.
rest := CkRest_Create();

bTls := True;
port := 443;
maxWaitMs := 5000;

//  This returns a socket object that is a single channel within the SSH tunnel.
channel := CkSocket_SshOpenChannel(tunnel,'s3.amazonaws.com',port,bTls,maxWaitMs);
if (CkSocket_getLastMethodSuccess(tunnel) <> True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkSocket__lastErrorText(tunnel));
    Exit;
  end;

//  Use the connection.  (This connection is a TLS running on an SSH channel through an SSH tunnel.
//  In other words, TLS is wrapped within the SSH tunnel.)
success := CkRest_UseConnection(rest,channel,True);
if (success <> True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkRest__lastErrorText(rest));
    CkSocket_Dispose(channel);
    Exit;
  end;

//  Provide AWS credentials for the REST call.
authAws := CkAuthAws_Create();
CkAuthAws_putAccessKey(authAws,'AWS_ACCESS_KEY');
CkAuthAws_putSecretKey(authAws,'AWS_SECRET_KEY');
CkAuthAws_putServiceName(authAws,'s3');
success := CkRest_SetAuthAws(rest,authAws);

//  List all buckets for the account...
responseXml := CkRest__fullRequestNoBody(rest,'GET','/');
if (CkRest_getLastMethodSuccess(rest) <> True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkRest__lastErrorText(rest));
    CkSocket_Dispose(channel);
    Exit;
  end;

xml := CkXml_Create();
success := CkXml_LoadXml(xml,responseXml);

//  Show the full XML returned.
Memo1.Lines.Add(CkXml__getXml(xml));

//  Iterate over the buckets, showing each bucket name.
success := CkXml_FindChild2(xml,'Buckets');
if (CkXml_FirstChild2(xml) = True) then
  begin
    Memo1.Lines.Add(CkXml__getChildContent(xml,'Name'));
    while (CkXml_NextSibling2(xml) = True) do
      begin
        Memo1.Lines.Add(CkXml__getChildContent(xml,'Name'));
      end;

  end;
//  Move the internal pointer back to the root node.
CkXml_GetRoot2(xml);

CkSocket_Dispose(channel);

CkSocket_Dispose(tunnel);
CkRest_Dispose(rest);
CkAuthAws_Dispose(authAws);
CkXml_Dispose(xml);

end;

 

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