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Unofficial TFL Oyster API


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Unofficial API to check Oyster balance (hopefully more including travel history soon).

API Docs

Root Endpoint

I (@bencevans) run a version of this at https://oyster-scrape-api.herokuapp.com orhttp://oyster.bensbit.co.uk. You’re welcome to use this but I provide no warranty as to uptime or security.

Authentication

Oyster API uses HTTP Basic authentication using you oyster username and password.

$ curl http://oyster-api.bensbit.co.uk/balance -u username:password

Invalid Authentication Response

HTTP/1.1 401

{
  "error": "Authentication Invalid"
}

Missing Credentials

HTTP/1.1 401

{
  "error": "Authentication Not Provided"
}

Methods

Validate Authentication (Requires Authentication)

GET /valid_auth

If authentication is valid:

HTTP/1.1 200

{
  "valid_auth": true
}

Else if authentication fails a JSON object with an error key is returned describing the issue.

Checking Balance (Requires Authentication)

GET /balance
HTTP/1.1 200

{
  "balance": 17.7
}

Running Locally

git clone https://github.com/bencevans/oyster-api.git
cd oyster-api
npm install
npm start

Deployment

Deploy

Licence

MIT