[Deprecated] node-red's native http-request node has migrated to request module since 0.19.0 and support most (if not all) features of this node.
This is a node-red node for performing http(s) requests that use Request library with optimized proxy support
run npm -g install node-red-contrib-http-request
Based on the node-red core node for performing http/https requests and on the fabulous Request library which a lot of features for proxy, streaming, or TLS/SSL support.
Why this module ?
Request became a popular and proven simplified HTTP Client to make http(s) calls. It supports a lot of features/options for advanced usage.
A simple example : The node-red-contrib-http-request module support HTTPS on HTTP proxy using CONNECT request. This is not feasible using the Core Node-RED HTTP Request module.
By contributing to our http request node, you'll be supporting an evolutive and robust HTTP client for Node-RED.