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    This is a plugin that only has a peer dependency to piral-core. What piral-axios brings to the table is a single Pilet API extension called axios that is used by piral. Axios is a library for making HTTP requests.

    Why and When

    Making HTTP requests is one of the most important aspects of a modern SPA. While standard mechanisms like fetch can be used without any library (excluding polyfills for older browsers) they lack convenience. Among the most popular libraries for HTTP requests is axios. It works in Node.js and the browser.

    This library brings axios in as a shared library with a pre-configured instance being available on the pilet API.

    Alternatives: Just share axios or any HTTP library of your choice as a shared dependency. Communicate tokens or other basic information via events or the shared data store or require use of another pilet API to retrieve it (e.g., getUser from piral-auth).

    Documentation

    The following functions are brought to the Pilet API.

    axios

    Represents an Axios instance already configured for use in the app shell.

    Usage

    ::: summary: For pilet authors

    You can use the axios object from the Pilet API to communicate with your backend. This instance has advantages over creating a fresh instance from Axios.

    For instance, it is already wired up with the authentication system and communicating to the right backend. As such relative URLs can be used when doing requests.

    Example use:

    import { PiletApi } from '<name-of-piral-instance>';
    
    export function setup(piral: PiletApi) {
      const promise = piral.axios.get('/foo');
    }

    For details on using Axios, see the Axios documentation.

    :::

    ::: summary: For Piral instance developers

    The provided library only brings API extensions for pilets to a Piral instance.

    For the setup of the library itself you'll need to import createAxiosApi from the piral-axios package.

    import { createAxiosApi } from 'piral-axios';

    The integration looks like:

    const instance = createInstance({
      // important part
      plugins: [createAxiosApi()],
      // ...
    });

    Via the options the default settings such as the baseURL can be defined. These options are taken directly from axios.

    For example:

    const instance = createInstance({
      // important part
      plugins: [createAxiosApi({
        baseURL: 'https://example.com/api/v1',
        headers: {
          authorization: 'Bearer ...',
        },
      })],
      // ...
    });

    Note: piral-axios plays nicely together with authentication providers such as piral-adal. As such authentication tokens are automatically inserted on requests to the base URL.

    :::

    License

    Piral is released using the MIT license. For more information see the license file.

    Install

    npm i piral-axios

    Homepage

    piral.io

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    0.14.9

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