API Management Versions 7.5.X And 7.6.X Reached End Of Support In November 2020. Please Contact Axway Support To Discuss Which Options Are Available To You.

Retrieve attribute from HTTP header

Overview

The Retrieve from HTTP Header attribute retrieval filter can be used to retrieve the value of an HTTP header and set it to a message attribute. For example, this filter can retrieve an X.509 certificate from a USER_CERT HTTP header, and set it to the authentication.cert message attribute. This certificate can then be used by the filter's successors. The following HTTP request shows an example of such a header:

POST /services/getEmployee HTTP/1.1
Host:localhost:8095
Content-Length:21
SOAPAction:HelloService
USER_CERT:MIIEZDCCA0 ...9aKD1fEQgJ

You can also retrieve a value from a named query string parameter and set this to the specified message attribute. The following example shows a request URL that contains a query string:

http://hostname.com/services/getEmployee?first=john&last=smith

In the above example, the query string is first=john&last=smith . As is clear from the example, query strings consist of attribute name-value pairs. Each name-value pair is separated by the & character.

Configuration

The following fields are available on the Retrieve from HTTP Header filter configuration window:

Name:
Enter an appropriate name for this filter to display in a policy.

HTTP Header Name:
Enter the name of the HTTP header contains the value that we want to set to the message attribute.

Base64 Decode:
Check this box if the extracted value should be Base64 decoded before it is set to the message attribute.

Use Query String Parameters:
Select this setting if the API Gateway should attempt to extract the HTTP Header Name from the query string parameters instead of from the HTTP headers.

Attribute ID:
Finally, select the attribute used to store the value extracted from the request.

Related Links