Question: Impossibility to make POST calls from a Galaxy server to a Jetty server for an external data source integration
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7 months ago by
avillahoz10 wrote:


I am using the Galaxy Release v17.05 and I am working on getting our web server as an external data source.

Such an external-data-source integration works fine between the Galaxy and web servers by HTTP GET calls after following the documentation reflected in Now we want to expand our work with new asynchronous calls, especially HTTP POST calls.

I have set a Jetty server having the doGet and doPost methods ready to show any request call information from the Galaxy server. So I have made communication tests between both Galaxy and web servers. Well, despite explicitly setting the Galaxy server (transmitter) to launch POST calls in the following <inputs> field <inputs action="" check_values="false" method="post" target="_top"> with many <param> fields, the Jetty server (receptor) always shows the request information shown in the doGet method and never in the doPost method.

I have also set the other <request_param> field as: <request_param galaxy_name="URL_method" remote_name="URL_method" missing="post"/> with no effect.

The Galaxy documentation regarding to data sources says that the Galaxy server can launch POST calls if method="post" but I never see anything there in the doPost data window, nada de nada.

Any point I have missed?

We need to use POST calls since we have our web server already authenticated.


Angel Villahoz-Baleta.

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5 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k wrote:

Resolved at IRC #galaxyproject aka

Issues was a problematic proxy server config.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k
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5 months ago by
avillahoz10 wrote:

Thanks very much, what Galaxy version with such a new fix should I know?

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