POST Remotes

POST /remotes

Creates a new remote connection from the Slycat server to another host. The caller must supply a remote hostname, username, and password.

If the connection is created successfully, a unique session ID is returned. The client must use the session ID in subsequent requests.

Request Headers:
Request JSON Object:
  • hostname (string) – Remote hostname.
  • username (string) – Remote host username.
  • password (string) – Remote host password.
  • agent (boolean) – (optional) Create an agent when the connection is established. By default, agents are created automatically if the hostname has an agent configuration. Use this parameter to explicitly require / prevent agent creation.
Status Codes:
  • 200 OK – The connection was created successfully.
  • 400 Bad Request – “Missing agent configuration” The server isn’t configured to start an agent on the given hostname.
  • 403 Forbidden – “Remote authentication failed” Authentication of the provided username and password failed.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – “Missing agent configuration” The server isn’t properly configured to start an agent on the given hostname.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – “Agent startup failed” The server couldn’t start an agent on the given hostname.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – “Remote connection failed” Unknown failure making the remote connection.
Response Headers:
Response JSON Object:
  • sid (string) – Unique remote session identifier.

Sample Request

POST /remotes HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:8092
Content-Length: 45
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, compress
Accept: */*
User-Remote: python-requests/1.2.0 CPython/2.7.3 Linux/2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64
content-type: application/json
Authorization: Basic c2x5Y2F0OnNseWNhdA==

{"hostname":"", "username":"fred", "password":"foobar"}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK.
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:30:16 GMT
Content-Length: 42
Content-Type: application/json
Location: http://localhost:8092/projects/505d0e463d5ed4a32bb6b0fe9a000d36
Server: CherryPy/3.2.2

{"sid": "505d0e463d5ed4a32bb6b0fe9a000d36"}

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