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BothamNetworking is a networking framework written in Swift.

This project will help you to setup all your API clients and implement your networking layer easily. BothamNetworking provides classes to send HTTP requests and obtain HTTP responses ready to parse with just a few lines.

In addition, BothamNetworking adds a Request/Response interceptor mechanisms to be able to modify the HTTPRequest before being sent and the HTTPResponse after being received. This mechanism can be used to implement authentication policies, add headers to a request or add log traces. BothamNetworking contains some already implemented interceptors like NSLogInterceptor, JSONHeadersRequestInterceptor and some authentication mechanisms like BaseAuthentication.


This framework contains all the classes needed to implement your networking layer with an easy to use facade named BothamAPIClient. If you love Swift Playgrounds clone this project and review the playgrounds we’ve created to show how to use this framework.

Send a request using different HTTP methods:

let apiClient = BothamAPIClient(baseEndpoint: "")





Add headers to the request:

apiClient.GET("/issues", headers: ["User-Agent": "BothamNetworking Headers", "Accept": "application/json; q=0.5"]) 

Add parameters to the request:

apiClient.DELETE("/issues", parameters: ["id": "1"])

Add a body to the request:

apiClient.POST("/authorizations", body: ["scopes": ["repo_status", "user:email"]]) 

The body encoding will be determined by the HTTP headers used. To encode your body using json add a "ContentType: application/json" header to your request

Request execution result:

BothamNetworking uses Result return type composed by HTTPResponse or BothamAPIClientError instances. We have added a ResultType extension to be able to provide an easy to use mechanism to parse your response information using SwiftyJSON as parsing library.

apiClient.GET("/repos") { result in
    result.mapJSON { json in
       for result in json["results"].arrayValue {
            let id = result["id"].stringValue
            let name = result["name"].stringValue

This is the information available in the HTTPResponse struct:

public struct HTTPResponse {

    public let statusCode: Int
    public let headers: CaseInsensitiveDictionary<String>?
    public let body: NSData



The errors BothamNetworking can return are:

public enum BothamAPIClientError: ErrorType, Equatable {

    case HTTPResponseError(statusCode: Int, body: NSData)
    case NetworkError
    case HTTPClientError(error: NSError)
    case ParsingError(error: NSError)
    case UnsupportedURLScheme
    case Retry



BothamRequestInterceptor and BothamResponseInterceptor are two protocols you can use to modify a HTTPRequest instance before sending it or a HTTPResponse before receiving it. This mechansim can be used to implement authentication policies, add default information to a request, add log traces or retry requests. An example could be NSLogInterceptor, JSONHeadersRequestInterceptor or BasicAuthentication.

class JSONHeadersRequestInterceptor: BothamRequestInterceptor {

    func intercept(request: HTTPRequest) -> HTTPRequest {
        return request.appendingHeaders(["Content-Type": "application/json", "Accept": "application:json"])
public protocol BasicAuthentication: BothamRequestInterceptor, BothamResponseInterceptor {
    var credentials: (username: String, password: String) { get }
    func onAuthenticationError(realm: String) -> Void

extension BasicAuthentication {
    public func intercept(request: HTTPRequest) -> HTTPRequest {

        let userPass = "(credentials.username):(credentials.password)"

        let userPassData = userPass.dataUsingEncoding(NSUTF8StringEncoding)!
        let base64UserPass = userPassData.base64EncodedStringWithOptions([])

        let header = ["Authorization" : "Basic (base64UserPass)"]

        return request.appendingHeaders(header)

    public func intercept(response: HTTPResponse,
        completion: (Result<HTTPResponse, BothamAPIClientError>) -> Void) {
        if response.statusCode == 401, let unauthorizedHeader = response.headers?["WWW-Authenticate"] {
            let regex = try! NSRegularExpression(pattern: "Basic realm="(.*)"", options: [])
            let range = NSMakeRange(0, unauthorizedHeader.utf8.count)
            if let match = regex.firstMatchInString(unauthorizedHeader, options: [], range: range) {
                let realm = (unauthorizedHeader as NSString).substringWithRange(match.rangeAtIndex(1))

Interceptors can be added to a BothamAPIClient instance or to all the BothamAPIClient instances at the same time. Interceptors added globally will be evaluated before and after every request independently of the BothamAPIClient instance. Interceptors added locally will be just appplied to the BothamAPIClient instance where you add those interceptors.

let apiClient = BothamAPIClient(baseEndpoint: "")

//Add interceptors locally

//Add interceptors globally

Retry requests:

To be able to retry a request add a BothamResponseInterceptor and return a BothamAPIClientError.RetryError when needed. BothamAPIClient will automatically retry the original request you sent.

class RetryInterceptor: BothamResponseInterceptor {

    func intercept(response: HTTPResponse, completion: (Result<HTTPResponse, BothamAPIClientError>) -> Void) {
            if response.statusCode == 401 {
            } else {


Be careful when using this mechanism as you can create an infinite loop or DOS yourself. Remember you should always call completion callback to do not break the BothamResponseInterceptor chain.


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Latest podspec

    "name": "BothamNetworking",
    "version": "4.0.2",
    "swift_version": "4.2",
    "license": "Apache V2",
    "summary": "Networking Framework written in Swift",
    "homepage": "",
    "social_media_url": "",
    "authors": {
        "Karumi": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "4.0.2"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    "source_files": "BothamNetworking/*.swift",
    "dependencies": {
        "Result": [

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