App::KGB::API -- KGB bot API documentation


General, authentication

Version 4 uses JSON-RPC as described in http:// with one extension. Since all requests are authenticated, two HTTP headers need to be included:

X-KGB-Project: project-name
X-KGB-Auth: hash

The project name is the string identifying the project on the server side, and the hash is the hexadecimal representation of the SHA-1 hash calculated over the following data:

Project password

This is the shared password known to the client and the server.


This is the JSON-encoded request text. The same that is sent in the HTTP body.

Commit notification

Request is a JSON-RPC call to a method called commit_v4 with a single argument, which is a map with the following possible keys:

repo_id project-name
rev_prefix revision-prefix

Usually r for Subversion commits

commit_id commit id

Subversion revision, Git hash or just empty (for CVS).

changes changes list

A list of changes, encoded as strings. It is simple file name prepended with (A) for added, (M) (or nothing) for modified and (D) for deleted. See App::KGB::Change.

commit_log log message
author user/name
branch branch name
module module name
extra additional information

A map with extra information. Currently web_link is the only member that the server recognises.

Plain message relay

The message relay calls are to the relay_message method, with the only argument the message to be relayed.


kgb-client(1), kgb-bot(1)


Damyan Ivanov


Copyright (C) 2012 Damyan Ivanov

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