Simple Example

Simple example of how to set up an HTTP server.

This example shows how to set up a server using the QHttpServer class. The server is bound to an incoming port using the listen() function, and the route() function is used to add a handler for each of several different incoming URLs. For one of the URLs, "/auth", Basic HTTP Authentication is used.

const auto sslCertificateChain =
        QSslCertificate::fromPath(QStringLiteral(":/assets/certificate.crt"));
if (sslCertificateChain.empty()) {
    qDebug() << QCoreApplication::translate("QHttpServerExample",
                                            "Couldn't retrive SSL certificate from file.");
    return 0;
}
QFile privateKeyFile(QStringLiteral(":/assets/private.key"));
if (!privateKeyFile.open(QIODevice::ReadOnly)) {
    qDebug() << QCoreApplication::translate("QHttpServerExample",
                                            "Couldn't open file for reading.");
    return 0;
}
httpServer.sslSetup(sslCertificateChain.front(), QSslKey(&privateKeyFile, QSsl::Rsa));
privateKeyFile.close();

const auto sslPort = httpServer.listen(QHostAddress::Any);
if (!sslPort) {
    qDebug() << QCoreApplication::translate("QHttpServerExample",
                                            "Server failed to listen on a port.");
    return 0;
}

In the above example QSslConfiguration is used to show how to create an SSL configuration for a QHttpServer to serve HTTPS traffic.

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