Search Using the Graph API

Search Exchange assets for a string value by using the Exchange Graph API. You can specify what values to receive in each search.

The Exchange Graph API accesses Anypoint Exchange and Anypoint Platform, and a search requires authentication to access assets in a private Exchange. If you only search for MuleSoft public assets, you don’t need authentication.

The Exchange Graph API can be used without an Anypoint Platform account to find assets made publicly available by MuleSoft. Accessing private content through the API requires an Anypoint Platform account.

Authentication

Use either an access token or a connected application for authentication.

You only need authentication if you are searching for assets that are not created by MuleSoft.

To use token authentication:

  1. Log in to Anypoint Platform.

  2. Obtain an access token with a cURL command.

You can also use Postman or another application for sending HTTP commands.

Replace ANYPOINT_USERNAME with your Anypoint Platform user account name and replace ANYPOINT_PASSWORD with your password.

curl --location --request POST 'https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/accounts/login' \
     --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     --header 'Accept: application/json' \
     --data-raw '{
        "username":"ANYPOINT_USERNAME",
        "password":"ANYPOINT_PASSWORD"
     }' | jq -r ".access_token"

Use this access token in your API calls.

Your organization administrator sets the expiration time for access tokens to a value from 15 to 180 minutes. If you perform a search or other operation that requires more time, you must request an additional token.

To use connected application authentication:

  1. Create a connected application.

  2. Choose whether to use basic authentication or query variable authentication.

    If both basic authentication and query variable authentication are set, the API uses basic authentication and ignores the query variable authentication.

  3. To use basic authentication, provide basic authentication and define the username as ~~~Client~~~ and the password as clientID~?~clientSecret.

    1. Replace clientID with the client ID.

    2. Replace clientSecret with the client secret.

  4. To use query variable authentication, define the connected application authentication as an authorization field in the query variables:

    {
      "authorization": "Basic ABC123"
    }

    Replace ABC123 with the base64 encoding of the concatenated client ID and client secret: ~~~Client~~~:clientID~?~clientSecret

Graph API Access URL

You can access the Graph API at the https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/graph/api/v1/graphql URL. To search using the API, send a POST command containing the search string.

For example:

curl -X POST \
  https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/graph/api/v1/graphql \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{"query": "{ assets(query: { searchTerm: \"searchTerm\" }) { groupId, assetId, version } }"}'

The query field contains the GraphQL query, which allows fetching more asset fields.

{
  assets(asset: {groupId: "some-group-id", assetId: "some-asset-id", version: "some-version-1.2.3"}) {
    # Possible fields to retrieve
    groupId
    assetId
    version
    description
    name
    type
    contactName
    contactEmail
    tags {
      value
      key
    }
    createdBy {
      id
      userName
      firstName
      lastName
    }
    files {
      classifier
      packaging
      externalLink
      md5
    }
    rating
    numberOfRates
    createdAt
    organizationId
    assetLink
    runtimeVersion
    productAPIVersion
    dependencies {
      groupId
      assetId
      version
      name
      type
    }
    related(relationshipType: OtherVersions) {
      groupId
      assetId
      version
      name
      type
      runtimeVersion
      productAPIVersion
    }
  }
}

You can get the group ID, asset ID, and version of a Mule 4.x asset with this example:

curl -X POST \
  https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/graph/api/v1/graphql \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{"query":"{assets(query: {tags: {key: \"min-mule-version\", value: \"4.0.0\"}}) {groupId assetId version}}"}'

Search Only a Private Exchange

  1. Get the organization ID for the Private Exchange by clicking an asset in your Private Exchange.

    An example URL is:

    https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/exchange/42424242/product-api/1.0.0/

    42424242 is the organization ID.

  2. Add the organization ID using the organizationIds field.

    A single organization ID would be:

    organizationIds: ["42424242"]

    {
      assets(
        query: {
          searchTerm: "product",
          organizationIds: ["4141141", "32322", "2342345"]
        },
        latestVersionsOnly: true
      ) {
        assetId,
        description
      }
    }

    The output for this example is:

    {
      "data": {
        "assets": [
          {
            "assetId": "product-datatype",
            "description": "Product Datatype Asset"
          },
          {
            "assetId": "product-api",
            "description": "Product API Asset"
          }
        ]
      }
    }

Reference: Query Filter Parameters

You can specify filters to display additional information about each asset.

The following filters let you refine query output:

Parameter Description

assetId

Asset ID for each asset.

createdAt

Date and time an asset was created, for example, 2018-08-11T04:48:20.585Z.

createdBy { id, userName, firstName, lastName }

Display who created the asset.

dependencies { groupId, assetId, version, name, type }

Returns the assets the listed asset depends on.

files { classifier, packaging, externalLink, md5 }

File information.

name

Asset name.

contactName

Name of a person to contact about the asset.

contactEmail

Email address of a person to contact about the asset.

numberOfRates

The number of star ratings for an asset.

organizationId

Organization ID for an asset.

rating

Star rating value for an asset.

runtimeVersion

Mule Runtime version.

tags { value, key, mutable }

The asset tags. The tags created in the user interface and when publishing are only value tags (they don’t have a key). Tags created in the user interface are mutable while the others are immutable. Tags with a key and value are special tags created by Exchange to describe the asset.

type

Lowercase values corresponding to the Exchange All Types menu: connector, template, example, rest-api, soap-api, raml-fragment, and custom.

version

Version for an asset.

groupId

Group ID for an asset.

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