Get file

Read a file from a service home directory.

Authorized and unauthorized requests can invoke this endpoint, but private data can only be acquired via an authorized request.


GET /dns/:serviceName/:longName/:filePath


Parameter Description
serviceName The service name for which the file has to be fetched.
longName The long name associated with the service that contains the home directory.
filePath The full path of the file from the root of the service home directory.
Field Description
Authorization The authorization token obtained from SAFE Launcher.
Range Partial content of the file can be obtained by specifying the range. The start and end offset can be passed in the range header (e.g bytes=0-1000).
This is an optional field, if not specified the entire file is streamed to the client.
Authorization: Bearer eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpZCI6Im5RT1poRFJ2VUFLRlVZMzNiRTlnQ25VbVVJSkV0Q2lmYk4zYjE1dXZ2TlU9In0.OTKcHQ9VUKYzBXH_MqeWR4UcHFJV-xlllR68UM9l0b4


On success, if a Range header was specified in the request, then the HTTP status code in the response header is 206 (Partial Content). Otherwise, it's 200 (OK).

Property Description
Content-Range Range being streamed / total size.
Created-On Created timestamp (ISO 8601).
Last-Modified Last modified timestamp (ISO 8601).
Content-Type Media type of the file.
Content-Length Actual size of the file.
Metadata Metadata related to the file (encoded as a base64 string).
Content-Range: bytes 0-175786/175786
Created-On: 1970-01-18T00:21:05.210Z
Last-Modified: 1970-01-18T00:21:05.212Z
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 175786
Metadata: c2FtcGxlIG1ldGFkYXRh


The binary data of the file.


var request = require('request');
var fs = require('fs');
var endpoint = 'http://localhost:8100/dns/www/example/index.html';

var onResponse = function(err, response, body) {
  if (err) {
    return console.error(err.message);
  if (response.statusCode === 401) {
    return console.error('Failed to authorize');
  if (response.statusCode === 200) {
    return console.log('File downloaded');
  console.error('Failed to dowload file.', body);

var filestream = fs.createWriteStream('./api/index.html');
request.get(endpoint, {
  auth: {
    bearer: constants.token
}, onResponse).pipe(filestream);

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