SDK Overview

Ruby SDK for Kinetic Data application APIs

Kinetic provides not only a robust API but also an SDK to leverage that API more easily. This is especially useful for things like deploying environments directly from GIT.

This library allows access to Kinetic Data application APIs from Ruby without having to write explicit HTTP requests.

About

The Kinetic Ruby SDK is a library that consists of an SDK for each supported Kinetic Data application, and a helper HTTP library to make the HTTP requests.

Supported Applications

The following Kinetic Data applications are supported in this SDK library:

  • Kinetic Core 1.0.4+
  • Kinetic Agent 1.0.0+
  • Kinetic Bridgehub 1.0+
  • Kinetic Discussions 1.0+
  • Kinetic Filehub 1.0+
  • Kinetic Task 4.0+

Requirements

The following are a list of requirements to use this SDK:

Ruby

The Kinetic Ruby SDK requires Ruby 2.2+, which includes JRuby 9.0+. You can determine the version of Ruby you are using with the following command:

ruby -v

Usage

Each Kinetic Data application SDK is meant to be used independent of other application SDKs. With this in mind, each application SDK must be initialized individually.

All of the HTTP methods return a {KineticSdk::Utils::KineticHttpResponse} object that contains additional methods to obtain information about the request status, the reponse body content, the response headers, and access to the raw response object.

Installing and requiring the SDK

Installation

If you are using Bundler, add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'kinetic_sdk'

And then execute:

bundle

Or install it yourself as:

gem install kinetic_sdk

Then in your application, include the SDK with the following code:

require 'kinetic_sdk'

If you cloned or downloaded the Kinetic SDK source repository, then you can include
the SDK with the following code.

# Assumes the SDK is installed to vendor/kinetic-sdk-rb
require File.join(File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__)), 'vendor', 'kinetic-sdk-rb', 'kinetic-sdk')

Kinetic Core SDK example of a Space User

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic",
  space_slug: "foo",
  username: "space-user-1",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = space_sdk.find_kapps()
kapps = response.content['kapps']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Core SDK example of a System User

system_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic",
  username: "configuration-user",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = system_sdk.add_space('My Company Space', 'my-company')

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Core SDK example of a Subdomain

This example requires a proxy server configured to rewrite the space slug subdomain to the expected Core API route.

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  space_server_url: "https://foo.myapp.io",
  space_slug: "foo",
  username: "space-user-1",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = space_sdk.find_kapps()
kapps = response.content['kapps']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Task SDK example

task_sdk = KineticSdk::Task.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic-task",
  username: "user-1",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    export_directory: "/opt/exports/task-server-a",
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = task_sdk.environment()

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Agent SDK example

agent_sdk = KineticSdk::Agent.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic-agent",
  username: "configuration-user",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = agent_sdk.find_all_bridges()
bridges = response.content['bridges']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic BridgeHub SDK example

bridgehub_sdk = KineticSdk::Bridgehub.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic-bridgehub",
  username: "configuration-user",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = bridgehub_sdk.find_bridges()
bridges = response.content['bridges']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic FileHub SDK example

filehub_sdk = KineticSdk::Filehub.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080/kinetic-filehub",
  username: "configuration-user",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = filehub_sdk.find_filestores()
filestores = response.content['filestores']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Discussions SDK example of a Space User

discussions_sdk = KineticSdk::Discussions.new({
  app_server_url: "http://localhost:8080",
  space_slug: "foo",
  username: "space-user-1",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    export_directory: "/Users/jboespflug/tmp/discussions",
    oauth_client_id: "kinops",
    oauth_client_secret: "kinops",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = discussions_sdk.find_discussions()
discussions = response.content['discussions']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

Kinetic Discussions SDK example of a Subdomain

This example requires a proxy server configured to rewrite the space slug subdomain to the expected Discussions API route.

discussions_sdk = KineticSdk::Discussions.new({
  space_server_url: "https://foo.myapp.io",
  space_slug: "foo",
  username: "space-user-1",
  password: "password",
  options: {
    log_level: "info",
    export_directory: "/Users/jboespflug/tmp/discussions",
    oauth_client_id: "kinops",
    oauth_client_secret: "kinops",
    max_redirects: 3
  }
})
response = discussions_sdk.find_discussions()
discussions = response.content['discussions']

puts response.code            # String value of HTTP response code ("200", "400", "500", etc...)
puts response.status          # Ruby Fixnum value of response.code (200, 400, 500, etc...)
puts response.content         # Ruby Hash
puts response.content_string  # JSON formatted response body

SSL Options

Starting in Kinetic SDK version 0.0.2, server certificate validation is turned off by default. In version 0.0.1 it was enabled, but this caused problems with self-signed certificates and there was no way to disable it.

Beginning with version 0.0.2, there are now two additional options that can be passed when constructing the SDK object.

  • ssl_verify_mode: allows server certificate validation when the value peer is used. (default none).
  • ssl_ca_file: allows specifying the server certificate key file (PEM format). Used when server certificate validation is enabled (ssl_verify_mode: "peer").

May be used with all application SDKs.

Example 1 using Kinetic Core without server certificate validation:

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  ...
  options: {}
})

Example 2 using Kinetic Core without server certificate validation:

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  ...
  options: {
    ssl_verify_mode: "none"
  }
})

Example using Kinetic Core with server certificate validation and known CAs:

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  ...
  options: {
    ssl_verify_mode: "peer"
  }
})

Example using Kinetic Core with server certificate validation and a self-signing CA:

space_sdk = KineticSdk::Core.new({
  ...
  options: {
    ssl_verify_mode: "peer",
    ssl_ca_file: "/path/to/self-signing-ca.pem"
  }
})

Advanced Usage

If you need to make a custom HTTP call for some reason, there is a class that allows you to do that. Simply make sure the KineticSdk is required in your program. See the Getting Started Guide for details.

Then you need to instantiate a new instance of the {KineticSdk::CustomHttp} class, and call the desired HTTP method with the appropriate information. Each response will be returned as a {KineticSdk::Utils::KineticHttpResponse} object.

# instantiate the CustomHttp class without authentication
http = KineticSdk::CustomHttp.new

# instantiate the CustomHttp class with Basic authentication
http = KineticSdk::CustomHttp.new({
  username: "[email protected]",
  password: "[email protected]"
})

# instantiate the CustomHttp class with Basic authentication, and custom options
http = KineticSdk::CustomHttp.new({
  username: "[email protected]",
  password: "[email protected]",
  options: {
    log_level: "debug",
    log_output: "stderr",
    max_redirects: 3,
    gateway_retry_delay: 1.0,
    gateway_retry_limit: 5,
    ssl_verify_mode: "peer",
    ssl_ca_file: "/path/to/self-signing-ca.pem"
  }
})

# call the appropriate method

# custom HTTP delete
response = http.delete("https://my-server.com", default_headers)

# custom HTTP get
response = http.get(
  "https://my-server.com",
  { foo: 'foo', bar: 'bar' },
  default_headers)

# custom HTTP patch
response = http.patch(
  "https://my-server.com",
  { foo: 'foo', bar: 'bar' },
  default_headers)

# custom HTTP post
response = http.post(
  "https://my-server.com",
  { foo: 'foo', bar: 'bar' },
  { "Custom Header" => "a custom value" }.merge(default_headers))

# custom HTTP post multipart/form-data (for file uploads)
response = http.post_multipart(
  "https://my-server.com",
  { file: File.new('/path/file.txt', 'rb') },
  { "Custom Header" => "a custom value" }.merge(default_headers))

# custom HTTP put
response = http.put(
  "https://my-server.com",
  { foo: 'foo', bar: 'bar' },
  default_headers)

Additional Documentation

The RDoc documentation for the SDK can be generated by running a rake command. This will provide detailed information for each module, class, and method. The output can be found in the generated doc directory.

In order to do this however, the yard gem is required and must first be installed.

This SDK includes a Gemfile that can be used with the bundler gem to ensure the proper version is installed.

Install the Bundler gem:

gem install bundler

IMPORTANT NOTE: If using rbenv to manage Ruby versions, run the following command.

rbenv rehash

Finally, install the dependency gems:

bundle install

Now that the required documentation generation gem is installed, a simple Rake command can be run to generate the inline documentation.

bundle exec rake rdoc

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