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How to access Kinvey by PHP server?


I have seen a  this 3 year old post and are now in the same situation:

As soon as the user accepts some data I would like to send/store these data to Kinvey backend. The send will happen by my server (not from the users browser):

1. The User wants to publish data (confirm button) client-side

2. My server reacts on that confirmation and sends the data to Kinvey backend by PHP into a collection

So I'm pretty new to all of these. Concerning the 3 years old post: Is that still uptodate (using curl operations) or do you have any newer sample or link of such a communication from PHP (my server) to Kinvey backend? 


You're welcome. I had a hard time to proceed with curl in PHP and to register/login user. In between I made it, was not that difficult. It's just a bit tough to learn/use Kinvey and curl at the same time. I will post all these working samples later on for anyone else being in the same situation.   

There was one thing I couldn't make clear: version setting. I'm using it that way in the header: 

curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("Content-Type: application/json","Authorization: Basic ".base64_encode($username . ":" . $password), "X-Kinvey-API-Version: 2"));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

The returned data is telling me this:



    [version] => 3.9.61

    [kinvey] => hello myapp

    [appName] => myapp

    [environmentName] => Development


I would have expected to get returned something like " [version] => 2.x" as a confirmation of the version I have set.

Furthermore to set the version (1, 2, or 3) in the Kinvey console will still return "[version] => 3.9.61". Will the returned version always show the latest version number while internally the set version is used or did I just something wrong?


Hello Tayger,

We're happy that you found the solution and thank you for posting your solution back to this post.


Billy Gee

In between and with the link I have posted in my first message I was able to create a sample accessing Kinvey backend by PHP from my server. It's rather a handshake example just to check if it works. I post it here for others. The solution is to use the REST API and within PHP the key is using 'curl':


// This sample expects you to have already a user created in your Kinvey app pannel (IDENTITY > Users)
// It will not login or something, just checking the connection to your app is working
$username = "created_username";
$password = "created_password";

$curl = curl_init();

// Build connection and header data (get the App Key from the app pannel clicking on the '..." next to the app name
curl_setopt ($curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("Content-Type: application/json","Authorization: Basic ".base64_encode($username . ":" . $password)));
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

// Access Kinvey backend
$result = curl_exec ($curl);
curl_close ($curl);
print $result;

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