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       VUser::Google::ApiProtocol - Base class for implementation of the Google APIs


       This class is not meant to be used directly. Instead use VUser::Google::ApiProtocol::V2_0.



       These are the members of the ApiProtocol class. You get and set the values by using the
       method of the same name. For example:

        # Get the domain from the ApiProtocol object
        my $domain = $google->domain;

        # Set the domain

       Most of the member can be set when the object is created with "new()".

        my $google = VUser::ApiProtocol->new(
            domain => ''

       Note: VUser::Google::ApiProtocol is not meant to be used directly.  Please see the version
       specific subclasses, such as VUser::Google::ApiProtocol::V2_0, to create a usable object.

   Read-write Members
           The administrative user. This user must have be set as an admin in the Google Apps
           control panel. Also, be sure to log into the Google Apps control panel once with this
           user to accept all of the legal garbage or you will see intermittent auth errors.

           Turn on debugging output.

           The Google Apps domain to work on.

           The plain text password of the admin user.

           If set to a true value, "Login()" will refresh the authentication token even if it's
           not necessary.

   Read-only members
           The unix timestamp of the last authentication.

           The authentication token retrieved from Google on a successful login.  The token is
           only valid for 24 hours.

           The HTTP headers of the last reply

           The HTTP content of the last reply

           The resulting hash from the last reply data as parsed by XML::Simple

           The user agent VUser::Google::ApiProtocol uses when talking to Google. It is set to
           the classname/version. For example, VUser::Google::ApiProtocol::V2_0/0.25.


   new (%defaults)
       Create a new ApiProtocol object. Any read-write member may be set in the call to "new()".

       Login to the Google API. "Login()" takes no parameters. Instead, you must set the
       "domain", "admin", and "password" members, then call "Login()".

       "Login()" will use the existing authentication token if it exists and hasn't yet timed
       out. You may force it to do a full re-authentication by setting "refresh_token" to a true
       value before calling "Login()".

       Returns true if the object thinks that it has already authenticated and the token hasn't
       timed out and a false value otherwise.

       Note: "IsAuthenticated()" only knows if there's an authtoken and if it's still fresh. It
       may be possible for Google to decide that a token is not valid which "IsAuthenticated()"
       cannot check.

   Request ($method, $url[, $body])
       Sends an API request to Google.

       $method is the HTTP method to use, e.g. GET, POST, etc. Note: Many of the API calls use
       different methods. Double check the API docs to make sure you are using the correct

       $url is the url to use to make the API call. The URLs are defined in the API docs.

       $body is the XML specific action. Again, see the API docs for the specific format for each
       API call. $body is not needed when the method is GET or DELETE.

   dprint ($message)
       Prints $message to STDERR if "debug" is set to a true value.




       Randy Smith <>