How to secure an external rest call within a rest datasource

Hi all,

I’m trying to get access to a secured external rest api from within a form respectively from a datatable with a rest datasource. But how to configure?
Requests such as http://user:password@localhost:8080/api/something will be blocked by javascript
“Request cannot be constructed from a URL that includes credentials”

Without security enabled on the external rest service, datatable just works fine.


Those requests are indeed blocked (and for valid security reasons). Such calls are typically done in the process/case using an HTTP task.

If it’s about showing data in a table, then you will probably have to proxy those using a REST endpoint running on your local domain that sends it forward.

thank you for your answer.
Even though flowable is very powerful, the documentation often confuses me more than it helps me.

Then you can help us by pointing us to documentation that confuses you (e.g. via the forum, creating a github pull request, etc.).