Depositing DOI registration xml using https POST

Hi support,

I am a service provider to publishers in Germany, supporting them in metadata creation and distribution.

Currently I am trying to post files using the https POST method for user “woch” in publisher
group " Wochenschau Verlag Dr. Kurt Debus GmbH".
I am posting to https://doi.crossref.org/servlet/deposit for user “woch” (login_id) with its PW (login_password)
The credentials work well when signing in to the admin pages.
The POST does not create an error but the file is never added to the submissions and I receive the following html as a response (removed some empty lines):

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I used this upload method about 2 years ago already and with success.

What is wrong? Does the user needs an additional right to post via https post?
Am I using the wrong names or IDs?
I am available for live testing if need be, please feel free to mail to arrange a time.

Thanks
Herbert Barkmann
BARKMANN software & services
https://onixtools.de

Hi Herbert,

We’ve had two other users report similar results fairly recently.

I’ve reported those to our technical team, and I’ll your example there as well. You can view the ticket to follow any progress there, and leave any additional comments there, if you create a gitlab account for yourself.

So far, the other two examples could be worked around by correcting specific issues with their usernames, but you seem to be using the correct username, in a format that should work.

Beyond that, we’re still not sure why the response to the query is the html source code for our login page, rather than a legible error message of some sort.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

I had a chat with Herbert,
In the end the variable names (login_id, login_password) were wrong,

They must be login_id and login_passwd although I recommended the more standard ones usr and pwd.

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My problems were as follows:
I use the OJS for the DOI and it works successfully.

  1. However, when I deposit the article, the status is “Not Deposit”, 401 unauthorized error".

  1. In the crossref, I cannot search for the doi I have created.

DOI: The Opinions and Perceptions of K1-3 Parents in Relation to BYOD Implementation in Japanese Kindergartens | International Journal of TESOL & Education

DOI: The Influence of Single-Clause Sentences on IELTS Writing Task 2 Band Score | International Journal of TESOL & Education

DOI: Navigating the Turbulent Time: A Qualitative Inquiry into Resilience among Vietnamese ESL Teachers during COVID-19 | International Journal of TESOL & Education

In this case, what should I do?

Please help me to clarify these things.

Thank you

Best regards and Merry Christmas!

Hi @phamvuphiho,

Thanks for your message, and welcome to the community forum.

All three of your DOI examples have been registered with us as you can see if you resolve the DOIs:

  1. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte220201
  2. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte2202012
  3. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte2202013

The DOIs are also available in our APIs:
XML API: https://doi.crossref.org/search/doi?pid=support@crossref.org&format=unixsd&doi=10.54855%2Fijte220201

REST API: https://api.crossref.org/works/10.54855/ijte2202012?mailto=support@crossref.org

My best,
Isaac

Am getting the same results while posting the data via HTTP post. Anyone, please help me how to resolve this issue.

Hi @sreekarthik,

Can I ask for your username please and any further information on the errors you are getting and even the code you are sending to us (with passwords removed).

Thanks,
Paul

Am getting the below message

![](upload://xspAPEnjaGTMynnpZt5IwvyRs90.gif)

, success=1, statusCode=200}
responseString:::

![](upload://xspAPEnjaGTMynnpZt5IwvyRs90.gif)

And my user name is : srini@newgen.co

my http post code:
try {

		post = new org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost(
				eachSpub.get("host") + "?operation=doDOICitUpload?login_id=" + eachSpub.get("username") + "?"
						+ "login_passwd=" + eachSpub.get("password"));

		post.setHeader("Accept", "image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */*");

		post.setHeader("Content-Type", "multipart/form-data;boundary=---------------------------7d22911b10028e");

		post.setHeader("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)");

		post.setHeader("Accept-Language", "en-us");

		post.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "form-data; name=fname" + "; filename=" + metaFileName);

		File file = new File(metaFile);

		FileEntity entity = new FileEntity(file);

		post.setEntity(entity);


		CloseableHttpResponse postresponse = client.execute(post);

		responseString = org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils.toString(postresponse.getEntity());

		responseObj = (HashMap<String, Object>) Utils.stringToMap(responseString);

		post.releaseConnection();

		responseObj.put("statusCode", postresponse.getStatusLine().getStatusCode());

		if (postresponse.getStatusLine().getStatusCode() == 200) {
			responseObj.put("response", responseString);
		} else {
			responseObj.put("response", "400 Bad Request error");
		}
		responseObj.put("success", 1);

		System.out.println("responseObj:::" + responseObj);
		System.out.println("responseString:::" + responseString);

		client.close();

	} catch (Exception e1) {
		responseObj.put("response", false);
		e1.printStackTrace();

	}

Can you try submitting again with the username followed by a forward slash and then your organizational role (in your case that’s ‘adhw’)?

So, instead of just
srini@newgen.co

Use
srini@newgen.co/adhw

This is related to an open issue that our technical team is investigating. You can follow any progress on that here:

If adding the role value isn’t sufficient, let us know, and we’ll add your example to that ticket.

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Thanks now its works like a charm

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