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Hello World, using API from the bash shell prompt

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by kitchin, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. kitchin

    kitchin Member

    Sep 18, 2011
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    The API example for listaccts is
    As a Hello World program, I would like to do the same thing from the bash shell prompt. Say, using a perl script:

    $ perl
    BEGIN { unshift @INC, '/usr/local/cpanel'; }
    use Whostmgr::Accounts;
    use Data::Dumper;
    $x= Whostmgr::Accounts::_listaccts();
    $_= Dumper($x);
    print; # empty since:
    $ENV{'REMOTE_USER'}= 'root';
    $hasroot = Whostmgr::ACLS::hasroot();
    print "hasroot=[$hasroot]\n"; # false
    Is there wrapping code to get the API to accept the perl/shell script as root? I am logged in as root, after all.

    The shell scripts in /scripts do not have the functions I want, such as cPAddons stuff. So I am trying to use the web API. Really I just want to install Wordpress as a cPAddon without having to use the WHM web interface.

    Alternatively, what is the easiest way to get a script like this into the WHM web interface? None of the API examples start that far back at the beginning: where do you put the file and how do you call it.
  2. MattDees

    MattDees cPanel Product Owner
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    if /root/.accesshash exists you can use that for authentication. I use the following curl statement to make API queries from the shell:

    curl -k -H "Authorization: WHM root:`cat ~/.accesshash | tr -d "\n"`" 'https://localhost:2087//xml-api/listaccts'

    as far as reasonable parsing of that return in bash.. have fun.

    The cPanel::PublicAPI (see CPAN) perl module will auto detect this as well.

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