I have basic authentication enabled on an Apache server. The server is hosting an API that I implemented and I want to do is call this API from my PHP script. I got as far as figuring out how to create a header:
$user = 'my_name_api';
$pwd = 'xxxxxxxxx';
$auth_string = $user . ':' . $pwd;
$auth_b64 = base64_encode($auth_string);
$header = 'Authorization: Basic ' . $auth_b64;
How do I include the $header in my API calls? I am looking for something other than cURL, and I am NOT using any environments like zend, etc. (saw some example for Zend, etc., but I am not using any of those).
Have you tried fopen / file_get_contents?
Start here: http://php.net/manual/en/function.fopen.php
or here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php
and let me know how it goes...
If you don't need SSL or proxy support, you can use
file_get_contents() with a stream context. The stream context can contain HTTP headers:
$opts = array ( 'http'=>array ( 'method' => "GET", 'header' => "Authorization: ..." ) ); $context = stream_context_create($opts); $file = file_get_contents('http://www.example.com', false, $context);