Make an HTTP Request

The HTTP Request external action receives messages and posts HTTP requests to the specified URL.

The HTTP Request external action has two output ports. The success port () can send a message if the request posts successfully. The failure port (x) can send a message if the request post fails.


Note: See also Working with Parameters in Automations Workflows.

  • Request Type: The type of HTTP request: GET, DELETE, PUT, or POST.
  • Target URL: The URL to which messages are delivered.
  • HTTP Authentication User Name: The user name, if the target URL requires HTTP authentication.
  • HTTP Authentication Password: The user password, if the target URL requires HTTP authentication.
  • Accept Header: Format of the Accept request HTTP header: JSON, XML, or Text. Alternatively, enter your own media type.
  • Content Type: Format in which to deliver content: JSON, XML, or Text. Alternatively, enter your own media type.
  • Post to Topics(s) on Success/Failure: These fields apply only to a HTTP Request external action that is auto-created when an FME Workbench workspace is published to FME Server, registered to the Notification Service, and Topics are specified to which the workspace publishes notification content when a transformation succeeds or fails. In FME Workbench, these topics are specified on the Edit Service Properties dialog of the Publish to FME Server wizard, and also appear here.
  • Verify SSL Certificate: If Yes, the connection to the specified Target URL is verified with a valid, signed SSL certificate. If No, the connection is not verified with an SSL certificate. This option is not secure and not recommended unless absolutely necessary, such as when using a self-signed certificate.
  • Note: To use a certification authority (CA) certificate for SSL authentication, see Importing a CA Certificate for SSL Connections.

  • HTTP  Body: The message body content. If specified, this message replaces the incoming message body.

Output Keys

See Also

Tip: To view the output keys from upstream components, click Show Upstream Keys.

Key Description
time Event time
source Event type
error.type (Failure port only) Error type
error.message (Failure port only) Error message
http.status Satus code
http.headers Response headers
http.body Response body