This is a simple Perl script that shows an example usage of the Turnitin for Admissions XML-RPC interface.
iParadigms provides this example code to help developers integrate applications with Turnitin for Admissions. Not every API method is included, and very few non-standard return values are examined. Developers should develop more robust code than provided in the simple examples below. This is just intended as a primer for new users.
The account credentials and one or more files are passed to the script and response output is shown if the --verbose flag is included.
See API documentation for more information.
./tiifa_api_example.pl \ --email $USERNAME \ --password $PASSWORD \ --file test.txt test.pdf \ --folder_id 1234 \ --group_name 'api_test_group' \ --folder_name 'api_test_folder' \ --endpoint $URL \ --notify_url $CALLBACK_URL \ --title 'some title' \ --author_first 'First' \ --author_last 'Lastname' \ --author_email 'email@example.com' \ --owner_id '123-abc-456' \ --sample_text \ --add_to_index \ --queue_report \ --verbose email (required) email address used to log into the account. password (required) password used with email that make up credentials for accessing the account. Note: Passing the password on the command line is considered insecure on a shared server. folder_id ID of folder where to upload. This takes precedence over specifying group_name and folder_name. group_name (default "api_test_group") "Folder group" name used when uploading. Each account has one or more folder groups and each folder group holds zero or more folders. The folder group is created is a folder group of the same name is not found. folder_name (default "api_test_folder" The folder name used when uploading the document. The folder is created if a folder of the same name is not found. It is created within the specified folder group. file Specifies one or more files to upload. queue_report Queue document for report generation. add_to_index Request document is added to the index. sample_text If this flag is specified will upload some simple text that is hard-coded into this program. This shows how to upload text directly. Any files specified with --files will be included. poll Specifies a document id to poll until ready until exceeds the poll_timeout seconds. Using this method will skip uploading of any files. poll_timeout (default 120) This integer value is the number of seconds to wait while polling for a document to be complete. endpoint Specify the URL of the XMLRPC server endpoint. Defauls to: https://api.turnitinadmissions.com/rpc notify_url This is a URL that will called with a GET request when each report is completed and ready to view. For example: --notify_url 'http://example.com/notify?my_id=1234 Might result with a GET request to example.com with the request /notify?my_id=1234&document_id=154007&report_id=154198&word_count=217&part=1&total_parts=1&percent_match=20 where: document_id ID assigned to the uploaded document. word_count total words found in the document. part This should always be 1 unless the document is very large and must be split into parts. Large is about 75,000 words, but subject to change. total_parts Total parts for the document. percent_match The Originality Score. The response from this URL is ignored. (This is the "callback_url" request parameter.) verbose When specified this flag will cause every response to be printed.
RPC::XML Getopt::Long LWP::UserAgent Crypt::SSLeay (and OpenSSL) RPC::XML provides automatic conversion between Perl data types and XML-RPC data types.
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Log in. Every request (except the login method) must include a session id. Logging in provides that session id.
Pass in folder id and one or more files to upload.
Now that we have a folder id we are ready to upload one or more documents.
Uploads are simply XMLRPC base64-encoded elements. Most client libraries provide a way to supply a file handle for the upload. This avoids the need to bring the entire file into memory.
Now we poll until the document has been processed. When finished we will have a report id that can be used to access the report URL.
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