How to make an http request in node js

14-03-2017 http module node js

In node js there is an node module like http. Now include the http module into server file. By using this node module we can call webservices also.

var http = require('http');

Syntax for make http request.

try{
		var Authorization = "Basic " + new Buffer("username:password").toString("base64");
		var options = {
			host: 'IP_ADDRESS',
			port: PORT_NUMBER,
			method: 'GET',
			headers : {
				"Authorization" : Authorization
			}
		};
		
		var reqp = http.request(options, function(resp) {
			resp.setEncoding('utf8');
			resp.on('data', function (chunk) {
				// the response is in string format. So we need to convert to json.
				var resdata = JSON.parse(chunk);
				console.log(resdata);
			});
		});

		req.on('error', function(e) {
		  console.log('problem with request: ' + e.message);
		});

		// write data to request body
		reqp.write('data\n');
		reqp.write('data\n');
		reqp.end();			
}catch(e){
	console.log(e);
}

 

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