This is a discussion and working group for anyone interested in the Services module and related modules. This module was created out of a need for a standardized solution of integrating external applications with Drupal, specifically Flash and Flex applications. Visit the issues page for all bug reports. Also visit the Services Handbook for information and examples.

matute's picture

Drupal 5: Flag integration?

Hi all!!

I need to integrate the flag module to services module in Drupal 5.

Yes I know that Drupal5 is too all but I'm doing a concepto test of my project, then in the near future I have to migrate to Drupal7.

If there isn't such integration, where I can read some documentation for developing such a module for Drupal5??


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HarishVaran's picture

Client to Server

In practice session: we planned to create comment from client side, so we write a code using

Here the code is:

//planned to create comment in server from client.
$request_url = '';
$request_headers = array('Content-Type' => 'application/json');
$request_method = 'POST';

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ben.bunk's picture

Machine Readable API Documentation

Hey everyone - I did a quick search and didn't find anything on d.o and g.d.o

Over in the Digital Strategy group we started talking about machine readable API listings and I was wondering if there's been any discussions or thoughts on how to do it with the Services module?

Edited: Added the right groups I forgot the first time. (Services and WSSCI)

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lhridley's picture

Drupal 7 Genealogy distribution

Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm a software developer that works for a Drupal development shop, and I'm also an avid genealogy hobbyist. In addition, I develop mobile apps for iOS devices.

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Kesselring's picture

Services for login purpose. Browser cookies problem.

Hi, I need to be logged in multiple sites on the same domain after logging to master website. I have two websites - and When I logged in to master website - - I have to be automatically logged in to child website on the same subdomain, so that I can switch to it in a browser.

Note: any existing public solutions for multisite functionality do not fit, since I have to be logged in to child websites only If I logged to master. Not backwards.

*Site is on Drupal 7. Single code base.

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bsenftner's picture

Services client use case question

I have a REST API I've created, and am selling access to it. One of my clients is a mobile developer, with plans for their app to use a single user account for API communications.

Typical use case for their mobile app is proposed to be:
1) login
2) do api operations
3) logout

My question relates to steps 1 & 3 above: will that work with a single user account, and multiple mobile devices using the same user account? Will the logout by one device also logout all other "logged in" devices?

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labas39's picture

Service Return JSON but with 404 Error

Using Drupal 7, I successfully:

I tried http://localhost/js-api/note/1.json and receive the proper json but it also returns a 404 error. In the Apache error log, I have the following error:

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bsenftner's picture

anyone have an example of a remote Flash app login thru Services 3.x REST server?

I have a REST API implemented in Services 3.x. The API uses session authentication. A client wants to access the API from a remotely hosted Flash application. We've placed a crossdomain.xml in our docroot, enabling the client's app to communicate with us, but they are having troubles getting past login.

Anyone have any examples of a REST Login within Flash?

I, personally, don't know Flash...

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samuraijack's picture

SERVICES - 406 Not Acceptable; 401 Unauthorized


Have anyone worked on the SERVICES module?
This module works properlly but I can`t login on it.

I check connection in Firefox due to "Poster" tools and "HttpRequester" tool. I used link in
"Content Type": application/x-www-form-urlencoded

For Drupal 6:406 Not Acceptable

Drupal 7: 401 Unauthorized: Missing required argument username

I gave for user "anonymous user" i "authenticated user" all possible permissions

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cheewe's picture

user.login returns HTML of home page when successful? intended or a configuration

I'm accessing the user.login service via json server from an iPad application. It appears that when it is successful, the web service returns the HTML of the home page, and when it does not, it returns a valid JSON string that provides the error message.

Is this the expected behavior? Or is it my set-up or configuration somewhere. Thanks!

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DUG1138's picture

Using the REST service to create a node that includes an 'entity reference' field.

I'm using cURL in PHP to import data with a one-to-many relationship: One "Place" can be related to Many "Documents" (using the "Entity Reference" module).

The syntax I'm looking for is for the last key/value pair in this array:

$node_data = array(
'title' => $title,
'type' => 'place',
'body[und][0][value]' => $body,
'field_place_country[und][0][value]' => $field_place_country,
'field_legacy_id[und][0][value]' => $field_legacy_id,
'field_place_alt_name[und][0][value]' => 'test a',
'field_place_related_document[und][0][target_id]' => $field_place_related_document_id,

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mukund_samant's picture

Services 3.x tutorial

Hi Folks,
I am new to services in Drupal and I am finding the module overwhelming.I have searched the net for Tutorials,but could not get a comprehensive one.Also I have a basic understanding of module development concepts.

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ltwinner's picture

Using Services to integrate Drupal 7 site with custom iPhone app?

I have to integrate a Drupal 7 site with a custom iPhone app. I need to be able to be able to perform the create, retrieve, update and delete process on the Drupal site using the iPhone app.

I have 20+ content types each with multiple custom fields. So what I need to know is will I have to write my own custom solution or is the Services module able to perform most/all of the functionality for me?

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shushu's picture - create free Android application for your Drupal site, including push notification

Hello all,

Following the release of the new Google Cloud Messaging, we were able to release our first example for new approach for Drupal/mobile.

Currently all we offer is a combination of several Drupal modules (Google Cloud Messaging, Rules, Services and views) on the Drupal side, and a basic Android application on the other side.

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monaw's picture

Custom user login

(Preface: I am a beginner Group user so excuse my ignorance and feel free to educate me. If this is not the right place to post questions, where should I post questions about Services?)

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j. ayen green's picture

When is Services not needed?

I have a requirement to have a client hit a URL with some json data, and have the site belonging to the URL accept the data and deposit it in a mongo db for later processing to update Drupal mysql data. Likewise, to have the client be able to retrieve data deposited in the mongo db.

This is D7. Looking at Services 3, I'm unclear whether I would handle this as REST (there are no standard Drupal entities being affected), RPC (though I don't see a JSON-RPC server), some other server, or not to use Services at all and just register the two url's from a module and handle it that way.

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Crell's picture

WSCCI Web Services Format Sprint Report

A small team met in Paris at the office of Commerce Guys from June 3-5th to discuss Drupal's web services serialization and syndication format needs. In short, "OK, we are going to have all of this fun new routing capability, now what do we do with it?" More specifically, how do we go about serializing Drupal data for consumption by remote programs (either other Drupal sites as in the case of content staging, other non-Drupal sites, client-side applications, or mobile apps), and what protocols and APIs do we make available to manipulate that data?

In attendance were:

The raw notes from the sprint are available as a Google Doc, but as usual are rather disjoint and likely won't make sense if you weren't there. A more complete report is below.

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adasgt's picture

What will be the URL for a REST GET service with multiple arguments


If I have a hook_service_resource() implementation as follows and my url of the end point is

"localhost/services/mylist"; what should be my full url with the two arguments?

function rest_managed_items_services_resources() {
return array(
'myList' => array(
'retrieve' => array( 'help' => 'Retrieves list of managed items',
'callback' => 'rest_managed_items_list_retrieve',
'access callback' => 'rest_managed_items_list_access',
'access arguments' => array('view'),

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MacRonin's picture

Starter Services questions D7


I haven't really worked with services before but I do have the 20k foot view of what I want to do. So before I started I just wanted to verify a few things.

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nakeddesign's picture

Service 3 is loggin my user off when anonymous requests are made by javascript.

Drupal 6 / Services 3

Today I have successfully created my 1st services 3 retrieve API function. However I am finding that when the request is made the user is logged off.
Previously I was doing the exact same process using menu hooks returning JSON data instead of service URL's. This approach worked very well, but I wanted to make it more robust.

Here's what happens:

Login to drupal as admin.
Browse to a form that has some javascript to pull the data via api - $.getJSON(url/identifier/param.json)
Data is returned as expected.

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