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Help CorenBot migrate to a new API
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Now that we're losing access to Yahoo's index, we need to migrate existing copyvio tools to using a different API.

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DannyH created this task.Mar 29 2016, 5:16 PM
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DannyH renamed this task from Help copyvio tools migrate to a new API to Help CorenBot migrate to a new API.Mar 29 2016, 5:26 PM
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The authorization for the new API is done through a basic authorization header passed as part of the API request.

In PHP this would be implemented something like:

$webSearchURL = '$format=json&Query=';
$context = stream_context_create(array(
  'http' => array(
    'request_fulluri' => true,
    'header'  => "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode($accountKey . ":" . $accountKey)
$request = $webSearchURL . urlencode( '\'' . $_POST["searchText"] . '\'');
$response = file_get_contents($request, 0, $context);
$jsonobj = json_decode($response);

@coren: Let me know what I can do to help. Do you have the code in a version control system?

The new Google Search API is now available for use from Tool Labs.

API documentation:

Proxy documentation:

Ping me to get the key and cx value.

kaldari added a comment.EditedJun 3 2016, 11:48 PM

Sent the info to Coren by Wikipedia email.

CorenSearchBot is back up and running! Yay!

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