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Beating my head with query to Amazon AWS with coldfusion

Posted on 2014-12-01
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I have been beating my head senseless for sometime now with trying to query amazon's aws.  When I run my code I get an error stating that the signature is invalid so now I turn to you Experts for your valued help.

Here is my code.

 <cffunction name="awsurl" returntype="string" access="public" output="No">
 <cfargument name="Query" type="string" required="true" />
 <cfargument name="AWSAccessKeyId" type="string" required="true"  default="AKIAJxxxxxxxx"/>
 <cfargument name="SecretKey" type="string" required="true" default="xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 <cfargument name="Host" type="string" default="ec2.amazonaws.com" />
 <cfargument name="Methord" type="string" default="GET" />
 <cfargument name="URI" type="string" default="/" />
 <cfargument name="SignatureVersion" type="string" default="2" />
 <cfargument name="Version" type="date" default="2012-04-01" />
 <cfargument name="http" type="string" default="https" hint="https|http" />
 
 <!--- add common values --->
 <cfset local.Time = dateConvert("local2Utc",now())>
 <cfset local.Time = "#DateFormat(local.Time,'yyyy-mm-dd')#T#TimeFormat(local.Time,'HH:mm:ss')#">
 <cfset arguments.Query = "#arguments.Query#&Timestamp=#local.Time#&SignatureVersion=#arguments.SignatureVersion#&Version=#arguments.Version#&SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256">
 
 <!--- sort QueryString --->
 <cfset arguments.Query = ListToArray(arguments.Query,'&')>
 <cfset ArraySort(arguments.Query,'text')>
 <!--- prepend AccessKeyID --->
 <cfset ArrayPrepend(arguments.Query, "AWSAccessKeyId=#arguments.AWSAccessKeyId#")>
<!--- url encode each values --->
 <cfset local.SortedString = ArrayNew(1)>
 <cfloop from="1" to="#ArrayLen(arguments.Query)#" index="local.i">
 <cfset local.value = arguments.Query[local.i]>
 <cfif listlen(local.value,'=') gt 1>
 <cfset ArrayAppend(local.SortedString,"#listfirst(local.value,'=')#=#reservedEncod(listlast(local.value,'='))#")>
 <cfelse>
 <cfset ArrayAppend(local.SortedString,"#local.value#")>
 </cfif>
 </cfloop>
<!--- create signature string --->
 <cfset local.toEncode = "#arguments.Methord##chr(10)##arguments.Host##chr(10)##arguments.URI##chr(10)##ArrayToList(local.SortedString,'&')#">
 <cfoutput><pre>#local.toEncode#</pre></cfoutput>
 <!--- encode Signature String --->
 <cfset local.Signature = URLEncodedFormat(ToBase64(HMAC_SHA256(local.toEncode,arguments.SecretKey)))>
 
 <cfset arguments.Query = ArrayToList(arguments.Query,'&')>
 <cfset arguments.Query = "#arguments.http#://#arguments.Host##arguments.URI#?#arguments.Query#&Signature=#local.Signature#">
 <cfreturn arguments.Query>
</cffunction>
<!--- ********************************************************************* --->
<cffunction name="reservedEncod" returntype="string" access="public" output="no">
 <cfargument name="string" type="string" required="true" />
 
 <cfset local.reserved = "!|##|$|&|'|(|)|*|+|,|/|:|;|=|?|@|[|]| ">
 <cfloop list="#local.reserved#" index="local.i" delimiters="|">
 <cfif find(local.i,arguments.string)>
 <cfset arguments.string = replace(arguments.string,local.i, "%#ucase(FormatBaseN(Asc(local.i),'16'))#", 'all')>
 </cfif>
 </cfloop>
 <cfreturn arguments.string>
</cffunction>
<!--- ********************************************************************* --->
<cffunction name="HMAC_SHA256" returntype="binary" access="public" output="no">
 <cfargument name="signMessage" type="string" required="true" />
 <cfargument name="signKey" type="string" required="true" />
 <cfset local.jMsg = JavaCast("string",arguments.signMessage).getBytes("iso-8859-1") />
 <cfset local.jKey = JavaCast("string",arguments.signKey).getBytes("iso-8859-1") />
 <cfset local.key = createObject("java","javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec") />
 <cfset local.mac = createObject("java","javax.crypto.Mac") />
 <cfset local.key = local.key.init(local.jKey,"HmacSHA256") />
 <cfset local.mac = local.mac.getInstance(local.key.getAlgorithm()) />
 <cfset local.mac.init(local.key) />
 <cfset local.mac.update(local.jMsg) />
 <cfreturn local.mac.doFinal() />
</cffunction>
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by:jriver12
ID: 40474233
Also have tried with JavaScript:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no" />
        <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=no">
        <title>Amazon</title>
</head>

<body>



   
<div class="container">







</div>




<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.xdomainajax.js"></script>

<script>

$(document).ready(function(){

 
$.ajax({
    url: 'http://ecs.amazonaws.com/onca/xml?'+
      'AWSAccessKeyId=xxxxxxxxxxxx'+
      '&AssociateTag=xxxxxxxx'+
      '&Keywords=B004C5P522'+
      '&Operation=ItemSearch'+
      '&SearchIndex=Billards-Sports-Miscellaneous-Billard-Sumsang'+
      '&Service=AWSECommerceService'+
      '&Timestamp=2014-07-17T17%3A47%3A17.000Z'+
      '&Signature=xxxxxxxxxxx,
    type: 'get',
    dataType: "xml",
    success: function(res) {
        console.log(res.responseText);

        var xml = $.parseXML(res.responseText);
        var $tmp = $( xml );
        var tmp2 = $tmp.find( "head" );
        $('.container').append(tmp2.text()+'<br>');


    },
      error: function(){
            alert('failed')
      }
});


});
</script>

</body>
</html>
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by:jriver12
ID: 40474314
my third attempt see attached. (error with complex variables)
amazonint3.txt
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dgrafx earned 2000 total points
ID: 40476395
one thing to check is if it is expiring too soon.
add some minutes to the time stamp.

also look at this: http://www.petefreitag.com/item/833.cfm
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by:jriver12
ID: 40476532
got it working using this method(attached) however it is only returning the first few of 100/1000 results.  I need to view and return all and am hitting a wall. any suggestions would be great.
EEF2.txt
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by:jriver12
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Thanks for the pointer but Im not using php, I'm Using ColdFusion.

Not to mention I am clueless on php.
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by:dgrafx
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yes - i know you are on CF.
you are typically hard pressed to find CF code examples - especially from large companies - so we usually read through PHP or whatever and glean what we can understand.
note that you don't need to understand everything - just looking for clues ...
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by:Gary
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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by:dgrafx
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I would say that I answered his question - see this post: http:#a40476395 but poster then asked for help with the number of records it returned - which was not in the original question.
I did try to provide more help but admittedly did not provide a lot of useful additional info.

Thanks ...
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by:jriver12
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Points have been awarded for answer.  Dgrafx is correct in declaring that an answer was provided which helped in resolving initial issue.
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Thanks !
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Thank you for your assistance, excuse my delay.
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