Handling requests

When a Runnable is used to handle an HTTP request, Atmo will bind that request to the Runnable. The req namespace of the Runnable API can then be used to access all of the information about the request. Note if the Runnable is not being used to handle a request, then all methods in the req namespace will return empty or an error.

For Rust, these methods are available under the req module, for example req::method(). For Swift, they are prefixed with Req, for example Suborbital.ReqMethod(). For TypeScript/AssemblyScript, they are prefixed with req, for example import { reqState } from '@suborbital/suborbital'

The following namespace methods are available:


Returns the value from request state for the provided key

pub fn state(key: &str) -> Option<String>
function reqState(key: string): string
public func State(key: String) -> String


Returns the HTTP method for the request

pub fn method() -> String
function reqMethod(): string
public func ReqMethod() -> String


Returns the full URL of the request

pub fn url() -> String
function reqURL(): string
public func ReqURL() -> String


Returns the unique ID assigned to the request by Atmo

pub fn id() -> String
function reqID(): string
public func ReqID() -> String


Returns the full request body as bytes

pub fn body_raw() -> Vec<u8>
function reqBody(): ArrayBuffer
public func ReqBodyRaw() -> String

Body Field

Returns the value for the provided key, if the request body is formatted as JSON

pub fn body_field(key: &str) -> String
function reqBodyField(key: string): string
public func ReqBodyField(key: String) -> String


Returns the header value for the provided key

pub fn header(key: &str) -> String
function reqHeader(key: string): string
public func ReqHeader(key: String) -> String

URL Parameter

Returns the URL parameter for the provided key, for example /api/v1/user/:uuid

pub fn url_param(key: &str) -> String
function reqURLParam(key: string): string
public func ReqParam(key: String) -> String