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Creates an HTTP end-point for creating web services.


For a GET request, contains an object of any query string parameters. Otherwise, contains the body of the HTTP request.
An HTTP request object. This object contains multiple properties that provide information about the request.
  • body - the body of the incoming request. The format will depend on the request.
  • headers - an object containing the HTTP request headers.
  • query - an object containing any query string parameters.
  • params - an object containing any route parameters.
  • cookies - an object containing the cookies for the request.
  • files - if enabled within the node, an object containing any files uploaded as part of a POST request.
An HTTP response object. This property should not be used directly; the HTTP Response node documents how to respond to a request. This property must remain attached to the message passed to the response node.


The node will listen on the configured path for requests of a particular type. The path can be fully specified, such as /user, or include named parameters that accept any value, such as /user/:name. When named parameters are used, their actual value in a request can be accessed under msg.req.params.

For requests that include a body, such as a POST or PUT, the contents of the request is made available as msg.payload.

If the content type of the request can be determined, the body will be parsed to any appropriate type. For example, application/json will be parsed to its JavaScript object representation.

Note: this node does not send any response to the request. The flow must include an HTTP Response node to complete the request.