WiFi Pineapple NANO/TETRA Module API - Authentication


(Please note that extra authentication parameters are not required when using the angular module api due to the fact that client side module components are loaded after the user authenticates their browser)There are a couple ways to authenticate with the pineapple. Requests sent via the web interface use a PHPSESSID cookie as well as an X-XSRF-TOKEN header. The pineapple will verify that the session is valid and logged in and that the XSRF token matches the one generated at the start of the session. If both of these conditions are met, the request is routed. An example of a request sent by chrome is as follows:

POST /api/ HTTP/1.1
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 55
Accept: application/json, text/plain, */*
X-XSRF-TOKEN: b01c5046faa2f8ffbed6f2fdd90a5605e6c505e3
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.87 Safari/537.36
Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
Cookie: PHPSESSID=cfd6b0bb983666362cae311c457d1d34; XSRF-TOKEN=b01c5046faa2f8ffbed6f2fdd90a5605e6c505e3


This type of authentication is awkward and clumbsy to implement programmatically. Because of this, we have added a new way to authenticate with the WiFi Pineapple: API tokens. Though API tokens are supported by default, the pineapple is shipped without any valid tokens. The process of generating API tokens is simplified by the API Tokens module. After a token has been generated, it can be sent as an additional parameter. To use an API token, simply add an additional apiToken key to the request body. For example, to add a notification, one could send the following JSON request:

  "system": "notifications",
  "action": "addNotification",
  "message": "Hello World!",
  "apiToken": "7365626b696e6e652063616e7420636f6465202724ef6b5d7ac0b800cc83d474e8e007"

If the apiToken parameter is valid, the request will be route; otherwise an error will be returned.

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