This guide assumes that you already have an active Relationship between two Connectors. If you don’t, you should follow the Requests over Templates guide first.

In this guide, the first Connector will be called Sender and the second Connector will be called Recipient. The Sender will send a Request to the Recipient. For the next steps you will need the Enmeshed Address of the Recipient. You can find it out by calling the GET /api/v2/Relationships route on the Sender Connector.

[
    // ...
    {
        "id": "REL..",
        "status": "Active",
        // ...
        "peer": "id1..."
    }
]

Look for the correct Relationship and then take its peer property. Save it for later.

Check your Requests validity

At first you should check if your Request is valid. You can do this by calling the POST /api/v2/Requests/Outgoing/Validate route on the Sender Connector with the following body. For simplicity the Request inside the Template only contains an AuthenticationRequestItem, but you can use any RequestItems you want.

Even though the peer property is optional, it is recommended to specify it whenever possible. This allows additional validation rules to execute. When you are sending a Request over Messages you always know your peer.

{
    "content": {
        "items": [
            {
                "@type": "AuthenticationRequestItem",
                "mustBeAccepted": true,
                "title": "The Sender is asking for an authentication"
            }
        ]
    },
    "peer": "<the address of the Recipient Connector>"
}

Create the Request

To create the Request you have to call the POST /api/v2/Requests/Outgoing route on the Sender Connector. Use the following JSON in the Request body:

{
    "content": {
        // the content property of the payload in the step before
    },
    "peer": "<the address of the Recipient Connector>"
}

Note that the Request is currently in status Draft.

Save the complete content of the response. You will need it in the next step.

Example response:

{
    "id": "REQ...",
    "status": "Draft",
    // ...
    "content": {
        "@type": "Request",
        "id": "REQ...",
        "items": [
            {
                "@type": "AuthenticationRequestItem",
                "mustBeAccepted": true,
                "title": "The Sender is asking for an authentication"
            }
        ]
    }
}

Send the Request

Now you have to send the Request to the Recipient. You can do so by calling the POST /api/v2/Messages route on the Sender Connector. Use the following JSON in the Request body:

{
    "recipients": ["<the address of the Recipient Connector>"],
    "content": {
        // the content you copied in the step before
    }
}

This is where the automation of the Enmeshed Runtime steps in and moves the Request from status Draft to status Open. You can observe this behaviour by querying the Request via GET /api/v2/Requests/Outgoing/{id} on the Sender Connector.

Fetch the Request

In order to fetch the Message with the Request, you have to synchronize the Recipient Connector (GET /api/v2/Account/Sync).

The Enmeshed Runtime will read the Message and create a new incoming Request. You can observe this by long polling the incoming Requests or by waiting for the consumption.incomingRequestReceived event.

The long polling is done by calling the GET /api/v2/Requests/Incoming route. You can use the query params source.reference=<id-of-the-message> and status=ManualDecisionRequired to filter for Requests that belong to the Message that contained the Request.

For more information about the events you can head over to the Connector Modules site and read about the AMQP Publisher module and the WebhooksV2 module that are propagating events.

After you received the Request, save its id for the next step.

Answer the Request

Accept

If you want to accept the Request you can do so by calling the POST /api/v2/Requests/Incoming/{id}/Accept route. You can use the id you saved in the previous step. In the payload you have to accept at least all RequestItems where the mustBeAccepted property is set to true. In case of the example Request the payload is the following:

{
    "items": [
        {
            "accept": true
        }
    ]
}

Reject

If you want to reject the Request you can do so by calling the POST /api/v2/Requests/Incoming/{id}/Reject route. You can use the id you saved in the previous step. In the payload you have to reject all RequestItems. In case of the example Request the payload is the following:

{
    "items": [
        {
            "accept": false
        }
    ]
}

Runtime automation

No matter if you accepted or rejected the Request: the response is similar. You can see that the Request moved to status Decided. This is where the Enmeshed Runtime steps in and handles the Request based on you decision. It will move the Request to status Completed and send the Response to the Sender via a Message. This behavior can be observed by querying the Request again after a few seconds (GET /api/v2/Requests/Incoming/{id}).

Sync the Response

The Sender will receive the Response as a Message. Therefore you have to synchronize the Sender Connector (GET /api/v2/Account/Sync).

After a few seconds the Request has moved to status Completed and the Response is available in the response property of the Request. You can observe this by querying the Request via GET /api/v2/Requests/Outgoing/{id} on the Sender Connector.

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