Glossary#

Accept Header#

Part of the Request that is responsible to define the expected type of data to be accepted by the client in the Response.

Authentication Method#

Access restriction provided by the connection chain to the server exposed to the client.

Authorization Header#

Part of the Request that is responsible for the authentication related to the right user or service to ask for a Response.

Basic Auth#

A simple Authentication Method referenced in the Authorization Header that needs to be provided by the server.

HTTP-Header#
HTTP Header#
Header#

The part of the communication of the client with the server that provides the initialisation of the communication of a Request.

HTTP-Request#
HTTP Request#
Request#
Requests#

The initial action performed by a web client to communicate with a server. The Request is usually followed by a Response by the server, either synchronous or asynchronous (which is more complex to handle on the user side)

HTTP-Response#
HTTP Response#
Response#

Answer of or action by the server that is executed or send to the client after the Request is processed.

HTTP-Verb#
HTTP Verb#
Verb#

One of the basic actions that can be requested to be executed by the server (on an object) based on the Request.

Object URL#

The target object of the Request

REST#

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a software architectural principle to create loosely coupled web APIs.

workflow#

A concept in Plone (and other CMS's) whereby a content object can be in a number of states (private, public, etcetera) and uses transitions to change between them (e.g. "publish", "approve", "reject", "retract"). See the Plone docs on Workflow