If you are just starting to use the SRP HTTP Framework or if you are relocating the SRP HTTP Framework onto a new server, the following steps will get everything up and running.
1. The Big Picture
Do you need a broad overview of what the SRP HTTP Framework does and how to use it? Then take a look a the big picture and you'll be right as rain.
2. Server Preparation
In order to respond to HTTP requests you'll need to configure a server to run a web server capable of supporting 3rd party script engines (e.g., the OECGI). Web servers like IIS, Apache, and Abyss handle this very nicely. Additionally, you'll need to configure these web servers to talk to the OECGI properly. Our Server Preparation page includes articles to guide you through the various requirements.
Other web server considerations such as firewall settings, SSL certifications, and separating the web server from the database server, are outside the scope of this product documentation. These issues should be planned out carefully under the guidance of qualified IT professionals. We are also available for consulting in this area. Please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule time to review.
3. Product Installation
Installing the SRP HTTP Framework is a relatively simple process for OpenInsight developers. We've provided some simple instructions on our Product Installation page that will walk you through the process very quickly.
4. Quick Configuration
Once the SRP HTTP Framework is installed, it should be configured so that it can properly handle incoming web requests. This configuration might change as API development for your environment proceeds, but the information contained in our Quick Configuration page will help get everything running for API testing in no time.
5. Testing for Success
We are down to the final step: testing an API endpoint to make sure the SRP HTTP Framework is receiving it and responding appropriately. Our Testing for Success page will help you get to the finish line.
Once you completed the above steps, you are ready to build your own RESTful APIs. To help you with your objectives we've created a Questions and Answers page where you can search for guides that will walk you through many of the core and common tasks and answer many frequently asked questions.