V2 create API POST call with Google Apps scripts

Posted January 31, 2020 1.5k views
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I am trying to make a POST call work from within Google Apps scripts into the V2 create API.

I have it working, but it doesn’t execute the user_data formatted in either cloud-init or just as shell commands. Nothing shows in the logs either. Any help is appreciated!

function createDroplet(){
  var url = "";
  var payload = {
    "tags":["TAG1", "TAG2"],
    "user_data": "curl -s | sh"
  var options = { "method": "post", "headers": { "Authorization": "Bearer " + DOToken, "Content-Type": "application/json"},"payload": JSON.stringify(payload) };

  var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url, options); 
edited by MattIPv4

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I discovered that you can use the Unicode encoding to put the LF in the json, and all it well now. For those wondering the code is :


so “user_data” needed to look like this

"user_data": "#!/bin/bash \u000A \
    /usr/bin/curl -s https://SCRIPT | sh
edited by bobbyiliev