Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Back onto CampMinder today, we’re at the point where we know Proximo won’t work with our Ruby HTTP libraries and doesn’t support HTTPS connections anyway.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install squid sudo cp /etc/squid3/squid.conf /etc/squid3/squid.conf.original sudo chmod a-w /etc/squid3/squid.conf.original sudo vim /etc/squid3/squid.conf #http_access allow all
That would be enough for our development environment, before production
we’re going to have to set up
http_authentication and SSL.
Once we had a proxy we could continue testing our script, we were
especially interested in whether we could handle the
ClientLinkRequest to CampMinders servers… turns out we couldn’t.
We were now able to send CampMinder a
ClientLinkRequest with a signed
payload that contained our response, unfortunately we were receiving an
Object reference not set to an instance of an object
Not an error you want to get from an API, unfortunately CampMinder couldn’t find a trace of the exception, we were stumped.
It had become extremely difficult to reason with the payload decoding
methods we had built (mentioned here), we wondered if it was with
the payload we were having issues. Thankfully after going through the
Base64 documentation we were able to find the more succinct solution
Disaster! CampMinder’s signed payloads aren’t urlsafe to decode, now we were even more stumped, our messy decode software had worked, now the Library version of that request was causing issues. We went home with the problem unsolved.