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Authentication

All GraphQL API requests are authenticated using the api key sent via the x-api-key HTTP header. Any requests without the x-api-key HTTP header are automatically rejected.

Get API Key

Contact support to request your api key. The api key is unique for every customer and must be kept confidential.

Running Examples

The examples documented here can be run using:

  • The command line
  • GUI Tools such as GraphQL Playground or GraphiQL.

Command line

You can run GraphQL queries in a curl request on the command line. A GraphQL request can be made as a POST request to https://api.thecyberwire.com/graphql with the query as the payload. The api key needs to added to the header as shown below

curl 'https://api.thecyberwire.com/graphql'\
  # ...
  --header 'x-api-key: aLlTHaTYOuS33k1sR1gHT1nfr0NT0FY0u'\
  # ...

GraphQL Playground

GraphQL Playground allows you to run queries directly against the server endpoint with syntax highlighting and autocomplete. It also allows you to explore the schema and types. It is the primary tool used at CyberWire for all GraphQL related development.

We have setup two instances of GraphQL which can be used to explore and test queries.

  • Vanilla : For developing and testing your own queries
  • Demo : Populated with a set of sample queries to get you started

The api key must added to the HTTP HEADERS as shown below

Setting API Key

Pagination

CyberWire uses the offset based pagination method for all queries that return a list of items.

The number of items (limit) and offset (page) is passed to the query through the options parameter.

{
  "options":{
    "limit":5,
    "page":0
  }
}

The query response data is in JSON format. It contains the pageInfo field that provides the pagination information. A typical response data structure is shown below.

{
  "data": { // standard field in all response data
    "queryName": { //query name or identifier
      "pageInfo": {
        "totalPages": 4, // Total number of pages
        "totalElements": 11, // Total number of items
        "number": 0, // Page number. Offset = pageNumber * limit
        "size": 5 // number of items in the items array
      },
      "items": [
        // Results of query
      ]
    }
  }
}

Each query provides a subset of the results. By repeating the query with incremental page value the entire result set can be obtained.

If omitted in the query, the following default values are used.

default-values
{
  "options": {
    "limit":10, // default value for limit
    "page":0 // default value for page (offset)
  }
}