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Manage Railguns

Creating and activating a Railgun requires two API calls. First, a Railgun must be initialized and then activated using the init and activate calls respectively. The activation API call is made by Railgun when the daemon is started and does not need to be made by a user.

The response body of the init API call will contain the activation token (rtkn) required activation. Set activation.token within the Railgun configuration file to the value of rtkn from the API call response.

POST init

POST /api/v2/railgun/init

Create a Railgun. If request is successful, a new Railgun is added to a host account and placed in initializing status (INI).

Form parameters

  • host_key – Host API key
  • name – Name of Railgun (optional)
  • pubname – Name of Railgun shown to users (optional)
Example request
POST /api/v2/railgun/init HTTP/1.1
Host: www.cloudflare.com
Accept: */*
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Example form parameters:
host_key=e111dff66d1fddfda6a888c9992d4366
name=my-railgun
pubname=My%20Railgun
Example response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
{
"msg": null,
"response": {
"act": "railgun_init",
"railgun_id": "1",
"railgun_name": "RG_a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1",
"railgun_status": "INI",
"rtkn": "a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5pp"
},
"result": "success"
}

GET init

GET /api/v2/railgun/init

Create a Railgun. If request is successful, a new Railgun is added to a host account and placed in initializing status (INI).

Query parameters

  • host_key – Host API key
  • name – Name of Railgun (optional)
  • pubname – Name of Railgun shown to users (optional)
Example request
GET /api/v2/railgun/init?host_key=&pubname=&name= HTTP/1.1
Host: www.cloudflare.com
Accept: */*
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Example query string parameters:
host_key=e111dff66d1fddfda6a888c9992d4366
name=my-railgun
pubname=My%20Railgun
Example response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
{
"msg": null,
"response": {
"act": "railgun_init",
"railgun_id": "1",
"railgun_name": "RG_a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1",
"railgun_status": "INI",
"rtkn": "a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5pp"
},
"result": "success"
}

POST delete

POST /api/v2/railgun/delete

Delete a Railgun. If request is successful, the Railgun with a token matching rtkn is removed from the account and set to deleted status (D).

Form parameters

  • host_key – Host API key
  • rtkn – Railgun token
Example request
POST /api/v2/railgun/delete HTTP/1.1
Host: www.cloudflare.com
Accept: */*
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Example form parameters:
host_key=e111dff66d1fddfda6a888c9992d4366
rtkn=7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5p6q7r8id9h0j1l
Example response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
{
"msg": null,
"response": {
"act": "railgun_delete",
"railgun_id": "1",
},
"result": "success"
}

GET delete

GET /api/v2/railgun/delete

Delete a Railgun. If request is successful, the Railgun with a token matching rtkn is removed from the account and set to deleted status (D).

Query parameters

  • host_key – Host API key
  • rtkn – Railgun token
Example request
GET /api/v2/railgun/delete?host_key=&rtkn= HTTP/1.1
Host: www.cloudflare.com
Accept: */*
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Example query string parameters:
host_key=e111dff66d1fddfda6a888c9992d4366
rtkn=7h8i9j0k1l2m3n4o5p6q7r8id9h0j1l
Example response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
{
"msg": null,
"response": {
"act": "railgun_delete",
"railgun_id": "1",
},
"result": "success"
}