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Alamofire: Elegant Networking in Swift

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Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift.

Features

  • ☑ Chainable Request / Response Methods
  • ☑ Combine Support
  • ☑ URL / JSON Parameter Encoding
  • ☑ Upload File / Data / Stream / MultipartFormData
  • ☑ Download File using Request or Resume Data
  • ☑ Authentication with URLCredential
  • ☑ HTTP Response Validation
  • ☑ Upload and Download Progress Closures with Progress
  • ☑ cURL Command Output
  • ☑ Dynamically Adapt and Retry Requests
  • ☑ TLS Certificate and Public Key Pinning
  • ☑ Network Reachability
  • ☑ Comprehensive Unit and Integration Test Coverage
  • Complete Documentation

Component Libraries

In order to keep Alamofire focused specifically on core networking implementations, additional component libraries have been created by the Alamofire Software Foundation to bring additional functionality to the Alamofire ecosystem.

  • AlamofireImage - An image library including image response serializers, UIImage and UIImageView extensions, custom image filters, an auto-purging in-memory cache and a priority-based image downloading system.
  • AlamofireNetworkActivityIndicator - Controls the visibility of the network activity indicator on iOS using Alamofire. It contains configurable delay timers to help mitigate flicker and can support URLSession instances not managed by Alamofire.

Requirements

  • iOS 10.0+ / macOS 10.12+ / tvOS 10.0+ / watchOS 3.0+
  • Xcode 11+
  • Swift 5.1+

Migration Guides

Communication

Installation

CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. For usage and installation instructions, visit their website. To integrate Alamofire into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'Alamofire', '~> 5.2'

Carthage

Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks. To integrate Alamofire into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "Alamofire/Alamofire" ~> 5.2

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the swift compiler. It is in early development, but Alamofire does support its use on supported platforms.

Once you have your Swift package set up, adding Alamofire as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the dependencies value of your Package.swift.

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/Alamofire/Alamofire.git", .upToNextMajor(from: "5.2.0"))
]

Manually

If you prefer not to use any of the aforementioned dependency managers, you can integrate Alamofire into your project manually.

Embedded Framework

  • Open up Terminal, cd into your top-level project directory, and run the following command "if" your project is not initialized as a git repository:

    $ git init
    
  • Add Alamofire as a git submodule by running the following command:

    $ git submodule add https://github.com/Alamofire/Alamofire.git
    
  • Open the new Alamofire folder, and drag the Alamofire.xcodeproj into the Project Navigator of your application's Xcode project.

    It should appear nested underneath your application's blue project icon. Whether it is above or below all the other Xcode groups does not matter.

  • Select the Alamofire.xcodeproj in the Project Navigator and verify the deployment target matches that of your application target.

  • Next, select your application project in the Project Navigator (blue project icon) to navigate to the target configuration window and select the application target under the "Targets" heading in the sidebar.

  • In the tab bar at the top of that window, open the "General" panel.

  • Click on the + button under the "Embedded Binaries" section.

  • You will see two different Alamofire.xcodeproj folders each with two different versions of the Alamofire.framework nested inside a Products folder.

    It does not matter which Products folder you choose from, but it does matter whether you choose the top or bottom Alamofire.framework.

  • Select the top Alamofire.framework for iOS and the bottom one for macOS.

    You can verify which one you selected by inspecting the build log for your project. The build target for Alamofire will be listed as either Alamofire iOS, Alamofire macOS, Alamofire tvOS or Alamofire watchOS.

  • And that's it!

    The Alamofire.framework is automagically added as a target dependency, linked framework and embedded framework in a copy files build phase which is all you need to build on the simulator and a device.

Open Radars

The following radars have some effect on the current implementation of Alamofire.

  • rdar://21349340 - Compiler throwing warning due to toll-free bridging issue in test case
  • rdar://26870455 - Background URL Session Configurations do not work in the simulator
  • rdar://26849668 - Some URLProtocol APIs do not properly handle URLRequest
  • FB7624529 - urlSession(_:task:didFinishCollecting:) never called on watchOS

Resolved Radars

The following radars have been resolved over time after being filed against the Alamofire project.

  • rdar://26761490 - Swift string interpolation causing memory leak with common usage.
    • (Resolved): 9/1/17 in Xcode 9 beta 6.
  • rdar://36082113 - URLSessionTaskMetrics failing to link on watchOS 3.0+
    • (Resolved): Just add CFNetwork to your linked frameworks.

Workarounds

  • Collection of URLSessionTaskMetrics is currently disabled on watchOS due to FB7624529.

FAQ

What's the origin of the name Alamofire?

Alamofire is named after the Alamo Fire flower, a hybrid variant of the Bluebonnet, the official state flower of Texas.

Credits

Alamofire is owned and maintained by the Alamofire Software Foundation. You can follow them on Twitter at @AlamofireSF for project updates and releases.

Security Disclosure

If you believe you have identified a security vulnerability with Alamofire, you should report it as soon as possible via email to security@alamofire.org. Please do not post it to a public issue tracker.

Donations

The ASF is looking to raise money to officially stay registered as a federal non-profit organization. Registering will allow us members to gain some legal protections and also allow us to put donations to use, tax-free. Donating to the ASF will enable us to:

  • Pay our yearly legal fees to keep the non-profit in good status
  • Pay for our mail servers to help us stay on top of all questions and security issues
  • Potentially fund test servers to make it easier for us to test the edge cases
  • Potentially fund developers to work on one of our projects full-time

The community adoption of the ASF libraries has been amazing. We are greatly humbled by your enthusiasm around the projects and want to continue to do everything we can to move the needle forward. With your continued support, the ASF will be able to improve its reach and also provide better legal safety for the core members. If you use any of our libraries for work, see if your employers would be interested in donating. Any amount you can donate today to help us reach our goal would be greatly appreciated.

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License

Alamofire is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

Github

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Dependencies

Releases

Pluggin' Leaks - 2020-05-26 02:37:55

Released on 2020-05-25. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Updated

  • Usage of .background DispatchQoS to .utility to avoid low-power issues.

Fixed

Combine and AuthenticationInterceptor - 2020-05-16 22:24:00

Released on 2020-05-16. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • Combine support! DataResponsePublisher, DownloadResponsePublisher, and DataStreamPublisher to stream Alamofire responses.
  • AuthenticationInterceptor, for easier adaptation and retry of requests with credentials.

Updated

  • Response handlers to take all serializer parameters.
  • DisabledEvaluator to DisabledTrustEvaluator, deprecating the previous name.
  • Interceptor to be initialized with multiple RequestInterceptors, in addition to RequestAdapters and RequestRetriers.

Fixed

  • Minor documentation issues.
  • Encoding of Decimal values in URLEncodedFormEncoder.
  • Thread-safety issue in Session.
  • Memory leak in NetworkReachabilityManager.

Streaming and Modification - 2020-04-05 01:59:25

Released on 2020-04-04. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • RequestModifier closure to request APIs, allowing mutation of created URLRequests.
  • DataStreamRequest, for streaming HTTP responses.

Updated

  • Various framework internals to make porting to Linux easier.
  • Project to require Swift 5.1.

Fixed

  • Typo in ServerTrustEvaluating documentation.

Finishing Moves - 2020-03-24 03:13:47

Released on 2020-03-23. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

  • Request casting issue on retry that could lead to incomplete retry of UploadRequests.
  • Rare scenario where finish() could be called multiple times, leading to duplicate response handler calls.

Bitcode Compatibility - 2020-03-15 22:32:38

Released on 2020-03-15. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

Where art thou URLSessionTaskMetrics? - 2020-03-15 02:50:32

Released on 2020-03-14. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • SwiftPM testing support.
  • Documentation around the prohibition of background URLSessionConfigurations in Alamofire 5.

Fixed

Fix Swift 5 Compatibility - 2020-02-23 21:45:55

Released on 2020-02-23. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

  • Swift 5 support for AlamofireExtension.

Open Extensions - 2020-02-23 05:29:28

Released on 2020-02-23. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Updated

  • AlamofireExtension to have public properties and initializer, and conform to @dynamicMemberLookup.

Alamofire 5! - 2020-02-14 23:26:43

Released on 2020-02-14. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • Support for NSURLAuthenticationMethodClientCertificate when handling auth challenges using URLCredentials.
  • Migration Guide for Alamofire 5.

Updated

  • Advanced Usage documentation for Alamofire 5.
  • AF namespace to be a reference to Session.default.

Fixed

  • Runtime crashes due to overzealous state checking in SessionDelegate by reducing the severity of the assertions.
  • Unwanted public attribute on _URLEncodedFormEncoder.

Refining While Documenting - 2019-10-27 00:59:37

Released on 2019-10-26. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire 5 is now API stable.

Updated

  • Automatic resume() behavior to be called after the first response handler is added instead of immediately after task creation.

Fixed

  • Incorrect header convenience method in Usage documentation.
  • Unstable parameter ordering in URLEncodedFormEncoder.
  • Xcode build issues and precompiled binary build issues by removing the dynamic bundle identifier.
  • Build warnings for deprecated SecTrust API when building for Catalyst.
  • Regression from Alamofire 4 causing Alamofire to reject NTLM and Negotiate authentication methods.

Further Refinement - 2019-10-26 23:22:13

Released on 2019-10-26. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • Support for GitHub Actions for CI.

Updated

  • DataResponse and DownloadResponse debugDescription to include more useful information.

Fixed

  • Dynamic bundle identifier causing issues with Xcode and precompiled binaries by removing the dynamic behavior.
  • Compiler warnings when building for Catalyst by updating the usage of deprecated API.

Smallest Bugfix - 2019-09-08 22:50:38

Released on 2019-09-08. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire 5 is now API stable.

Fixed

  • Single remaining use of Error instead of generic Failure constraint in DataResponse API.

Becoming Stable - 2019-09-04 04:28:28

Released on 2019-09-04. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire 5 is now API stable.

Added

  • cancelAllRequests method on Session to cancel all in flight requests.
  • Ability to inject FileManager instance into UploadRequest.
  • DataPreprocessor protocol and implementations, allowing the preprocessing of data before serialization.
  • Internal URLRequest validation and error. GET requests with body data will now produce an error.
  • Generic Failure constraint to DataResponse and DownloadResponse, making them DataResponse<Success, Failure: Error> and DownloadResponse<Success, Failure: Error>.
  • Precondition to ensure Session can't be used with background URLSessionConfigurations. Alamofire will explicitly support such functionality at some point in the future.
  • SwiftFormat configuration and updated styling.
  • AFDataResponse<Success> and AFDownloadResponse<Success> typealiases to help deal with the doubly generic responses.

Updated

  • All internal Result usage to use the fully qualified type instead of AFResult.
  • DataRequest and DownloadRequest functional API, renaming flatMap to tryMap.
  • HTTPMethod to be a struct rather than an enum.
  • All errors produced by Alamofire to be AFError by default. All responses will now start with an AFError Failure type.
  • NetworkReachabilityManager to simplify and modernize its API.
  • Usage.md documentation to be fully up-to-date with Alamofire 5.
  • Bundle identifiers to include the platform name, fixing ITMS-90806.

Fixed

  • Thread-safety issue with serialization queue usage.

The Long Goodbye - 2019-09-04 00:47:09

Released on 2019-09-03. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • API to cancel DownloadRequests without producing resume data.

Updated

  • Bundle identifiers to include the platform name, fixing ITMS-90806.

Fixed

  • NetworkReachabilityManager behavior regression from 4.8.1.
  • Memory leak when using validate().

API Documentation and Fixes - 2019-07-30 03:36:58

Released on 2019-07-29. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • URLEncodedFormEncoder.DataEncoding and URLEncodedFormEncoder.KeyEncoding to customize the encoding of Data and CodingKeys in URLEncodedFormEncoder.
  • Asynchronous cURLDescription method to produce cURL commands for Requests which are in the process of creating their initial URLRequest.

Updated

  • All inline API documentation.
  • Handling of response serializers appended after a Request has completed. This no longer produces an error but will instead trigger the normal Request lifetime methods.

Fixed

  • Empty parameters being encoded as an empty String instead of nil by URLEncodedFormEncoder.
  • Handling of os_unfair_lock to prevent rare crash.

Event Monitoring and Request State Stability - 2019-04-24 00:18:06

Released on 2019-04-23. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Updated

  • ServerTrustEvaluation logic by simplifying public key equality checks for SecKey types.
  • Request.State access to lock access and task updates using internal locking API.

Fixed

  • Issues in DownloadRequest where some events were being duplicated and some were missing.
  • Issue with AppStore submissions where the pre-release version in the bundle short versions string was being rejected when built with Carthage or as a submodule.
  • Issue where response serializer completions were not called when appended to a completed Request.

Bug Fixes on Approach to Release - 2019-04-13 02:44:44

Released on 2019-04-12. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • Request.didResumeTaskNotification, Request.didSuspendTaskNotification, Request.didCancelTaskNotification, and Request.didCompleteTaskNotification notifications.
  • Separate URLSessionTask lifetime events to EventMonitor.

Updated

  • SessionStateProvider to no longer be public and renamed the file it lives in.
  • MultipartUpload to no longer be public.
  • Request, DataRequest, UploadRequest, and DownloadRequest to longer be open, as Alamofire does not support subclassing these types.
  • Names of the notifications posted by Request to include Notification.
  • httpHeaders extensions on URLRequest, HTTPURLResponse, and URLSessionConfiguration to be headers instead.

Fixed

  • Issue in Request where calling cancel() inside a response serializer would result in the serializer running again.
  • Issue in Session where the delegate precondition would be triggered when running with a swizzled URLSessionDelegate.
  • Compiler error in the example app.
  • Issues Request where certain lifetime events could be triggered more than once by repeatedly calling resume(), suspend(), or cancel().
  • Framework version string to be compatible with TestFlight and AppStore releases.

Swift 5 and Response Serializer Retry Support - 2019-03-29 20:16:02

Released on 2019-03-29. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • The AlamofireExtended protocol and used it to namespace all public extensions.
  • The ability to retry requests after encountering response serialization errors.

Updated

  • The switch and DispatchQueue logic throughout codebase to simplify usage patterns.
  • The MultipartFormData data APIs by condensing them using optional parameters.
  • The upload APIs for MultipartFormData to support custom boundaries.
  • The Xcode project, source code, SPM package, and podspec to support Swift 5 only.
  • The Alamofire Result type to be a new AFResult typealias on the new Swift.Result type in Swift 5 and removed all public extensions.

Fixed

  • Issue in RequestInterceptor closures where callback arguments were not marked as @escaping.
  • Issue in response serializers where emptyResponseAllowed logic was not working as expected.

Approaching Finality - 2019-03-27 19:07:43

Released on 2019-03-27. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

  • Compatability with SPM from Xcode 10.2.

Updated

  • Project for compatability with Xcode 10.2.
  • MultipartFormData to have a mutable boundary.

Flexibility, Cleanup, and Bug Fixes - 2019-03-08 01:14:28

Released on 2019-01-07. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • The EmptyResponse protocol, to allow any type to provides values to stand in for an empty response.
  • Request and response bodies to Request's debugDescription.

Updated

  • Package.swift for Swift 5 support, moving Swift 4.2 support to Package@swift-4.2.swift.
  • Use of Array to Range in Request's default acceptableResponseCodes.
  • RetryPolicy to allow subclasses to override retry(_:, for: Session, dueTo:, completion:).
  • Alamofire's didResume notification to didFinish, which is now called when a Request finished, not when tasks resume.

Fixed

  • Requests not finishing when their controlling Session is deinitd or invalidated.
  • Memory leak when using validate() due to reference cycle from implicit self capture when using an @autoclosure.
  • Crash when using requestDidParseAnyResponse when using ClosureEventMonitor.
  • RetryPolicy to properly conform to RequestInterceptor.
  • Typos in documentation.

Retry Redesign, Redirects, and Cached Responses - 2019-02-07 22:08:30

Released on 2019-01-07. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • Support for controlling redirect behavior per Session and per Request using the RedirectHandler protocol.
  • Support for controlling cached response behavior per Session and per Request using the CachedResponseHandler protocol.
  • Support for controlling retry behavior per Session and per Request using the RequestInterceptor protocol.
  • The Adapter, Retrier, and Interceptor types to provide fine grained control of retry behavior.
  • Support for exponential backoff retry policies through the new RetryPolicy and ConnectionLostRetryPolicy types.

Updated

  • The RequestRetrier protocol to take a RetryResult in the completion closure allowing custom retry errors to be thrown.
  • The Hashable implementation on Request to use new hash(into:) API.

Network Reachability Bug Fix - 2019-01-15 19:58:02

Released on 2019-01-15. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

  • Issue where the network reachability listener closure was not being called immediately when launching an app in airplane mode.

Alamofire 5 Beta 1: Better, Stronger, Faster! - 2018-12-07 01:46:20

Released on 2018-12-06. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter. Note: Alamofire will not be following semantic versioning during the beta process. There may be breaking changes until 5.0.0 is released.

Added

  • Support for Decodable response serialization with responseDecodable.
  • Support for Brotli Content-Encoding in Alamofire's default headers.
  • HTTPHeaders type and convenience APIs.
  • Support for Encodable parameter types with JSONParameterEncoder and URLEncodedFormParameterEncoder.
  • Customizable empty reponse handling in response serializers.
  • EventMonitor protocol, to tap in to internal Alamofire lifetime events.
  • ServerTrustFailureReason to AFError.
  • Asynchronous request creation.

Updated

  • ResponseSerializer and associated protocols' requirements and implementations.
  • RequestAdapter to allow for asynchronous adaptation.
  • SessionManager to Session, with rewritten implementation and API.
  • Request, DataRequest, UploadRequest, and DownloadRequest with rewritten implementation and API.
  • Top level request API to be inside a real AF namespace enum rather than unnecessary Alamofire. usage.

Removed

  • Support for iOS < 10, macOS < 10.12, tvOS < 10, watchOS < 3.
  • Support for PropertyListSerialization and responsePropertyList.
  • Support for URLSessionStreamTask.
  • Closure override and customization API.
  • Timeline type, as Alamofire now gathers URLSessionTaskMetrics for every request.

Preparing for the future... - 2018-11-25 02:24:05

Released on 2018-11-24. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

Updated

  • Project Swift version to 4.
  • Various Result methods to be throw/rethrows.
  • cURL representation implementation readability.

Swift 4.2! - 2018-07-09 02:45:56

Released on 2018-7-8. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Updated

Patch a Leak - 2018-04-15 22:29:50

Released on 2018-4-15. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Fixed

Xcode 9.3 and Swift 4.1 - 2018-03-31 23:12:56

Released on 2018-3-31. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Updated

  • Project for Xcode 9.3 and Swift 4.1 release versions.

Fixed

  • Quote escaping in cURL representation.

Openness and Configurability - 2018-03-05 05:24:06

All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

Updated

  • Project for Xcode 9.3 and Swift 4.1.
  • OS versions affected by resume data bug.

Fixed

Refinement Towards the Future - 2017-12-04 04:18:36

Released on 2017-12-3. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • Error mapping functions to Response types.
  • Separation of Usage and Advanced Usage docs from README.

Updated

Fixed

Swift 3.2 and Xcode 9 - 2017-09-06 17:57:51

Released on 2017-09-06. All issues associated with this milestone can be found using this filter.

Added

  • GitHub templates for issues and pull requests.
  • Jazzy docs for the release to work with GitHub Pages.
  • Dash support for Jazzy docs.

Updated

  • The project to work with Xcode 9 beta 6 on Swift 3.2 and 4.0.
  • The Travis CI config to work with Xcode 9 beta 6.
  • The cURL representation logic to no longer force unwrap URLCredential values.
  • The radars section of the README to split out open vs. resolved radars.
  • The installation section of the README to use the current version.

Fixed

  • Issue in TaskDelegate where task access was not thread safe.
  • Issue in AF 4 migration guide where supported iOS versions was incorrect.
  • Issue in README sample code where PNG representation API was incorrect.
  • Swift 3.2+ API warnings for substring APIs.