So, starting August 15th, the Amazon product web service API (the one
where you can get info about amazon products, manipulate wishlists and
shopping carts, etc), is going to require a form of cryptographic
signature on all requests.
I think I can put everything together from various gems. But it’s kind
of picky (for instance, you have to make sure to CGI-escape in exactly
the right way and not over-escape at certain points).
I’m wondering if anyone knows if anyone’s already tackled this, and
maybe has a gem with tests that’ll do it for you? Maybe part of some
larger amazon-interaction gem or something? This authentication method
has been used with other AWS apis for a while now I think. But I can’t
If not, and I write it, do you all think it would be a good thing to
distribute as a gem? It probably won’t be very many lines of code, but
making sure you’ve got the right few lines of code that don’t have any
bugs in them is the trick.
Thanks for any advice,