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reqargs: Read application/x-www-form-urlencoded, multipart/form-data, and application/json request args

Installation

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CentOS/RHEL 6, 7, 8 or Amazon Linux 2

yum -y install https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-latest.rpm
yum -y install lua-resty-reqargs

To use this Lua library with NGINX, ensure that nginx-module-lua is installed.

This document describes lua-resty-reqargs v1.4 released on Jan 17 2017.


Helper to Retrieve application/x-www-form-urlencoded, multipart/form-data, and application/json Request Arguments.

Synopsis

local get, post, files = require "resty.reqargs"()
if not get then
    error(post)
end
-- Use get, post, and files...

API

This module has only one function, and that function is loaded with require:

local reqargs = require "resty.reqargs"

get, post, files regargs(options)

When you call the function (reqargs) you can pass it options. These options override whatever you may have defined in your Nginx configuration (or the defaults). You may use the following options:

{
    tmp_dir          = "/tmp",
    timeout          = 1000,
    chunk_size       = 4096,
    max_get_args     = 100,
    mas_post_args    = 100,
    max_line_size    = 512,
    max_file_uploads = 10
}

This function will return three (3) return values, and they are called get, post, and files. These are Lua tables containing the data that was (HTTP) requested. get contains HTTP request GET arguments retrieved with ngx.req.get_uri_args. post contains either HTTP request POST arguments retrieved with ngx.req.get_post_args, or in case of application/json (as a content type header for the request), it will read the request body and decode the JSON, and the post will then contain the decoded JSON structure presented as Lua tables. The last return value files contains all the files uploaded. The files return value will only contain data when there are actually files uploaded and that the request content type is set to multipart/form-data. files has the same structure as get and post for the keys, but the values are presented as a Lua tables, that look like this (think about PHP's $_FILES):

{
    -- The name of the file upload form field (same as the key)
    name = "photo",
    -- The name of the file that the user selected for the upload
    file = "cat.jpg",
    -- The mimetype of the uploaded file
    type = "image/jpeg"
    -- The file size of the uploaded file (in bytes)
    size = 123465
    -- The location where the uploaded file was streamed
    temp = "/tmp/????"
}

In case of error, this function will return nil, error message.

Nginx Configuration Variables

You can configure several aspects of lua-resty-reqargs directly from the Nginx configuration, here are the configuration values that you may use, and their default values:

## the default is the system temp dir
set $reqargs_tmp_dir           /tmp;
## see https://github.com/openresty/lua-resty-upload
set $reqargs_timeout           1000;
## see https://github.com/openresty/lua-resty-upload
set $reqargs_chunk_size        4096;
## see https://github.com/openresty/lua-nginx-module#ngxreqget_uri_args
set $reqargs_max_get_args      100;
## see https://github.com/openresty/lua-nginx-module#ngxreqget_post_args
set $reqargs_max_post_args     100;
## see https://github.com/openresty/lua-resty-upload
set $reqargs_max_line_size     512;  
## the default is unlimited
set $reqargs_max_file_uploads  10;

Changes

The changes of every release of this module is recorded in Changes.md file.

License

lua-resty-reqargs uses two clause BSD license.

``` Copyright (c) 2015 - 2017, Aapo Talvensaari All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES`

GitHub

You may find additional configuration tips and documentation for this module in the GitHub repository for nginx-module-reqargs.

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