How do I remotely update topics (form fields)?

With the introduction of the strikeone request validation mechanism the options to update a topic in a command (scripted) mode has changed. The following FAQ aims to provide some clarity on this and can be considered a work in progress until a number of test cases have been verified by end users. There are many different configurations possible with Foswiki and it is not guaranteed that the below examples will

If you are looking to integrate from a extension point of view you should refer to HowToIntegrateWithRequestValidation

Please feel free to amend/add some extra examples below.

Strikeone Disabled/TemplateLogin

The following command works with the strikeone mechanism turned off and the login template in use is the TemplateLogin:

Single Form Field Update
curl -s -S -L -f -o - -d "username=USER" -d "password=PASSWORD" -d "FORMFIELD_NAME=FORMFIELD_VALUE" --url http://foswiki-url/bin/save/WEB/TOPIC

Multiple Form field update
curl -s -S -L -f -o - -d "username=USER" -d "password=PASSWORD" -d "FORMFIELD1_NAME=FORMFIELD1_VALUE&FORMFIELD2_NAME=FORMFIELD2_VALUE" --url http://foswiki-url/bin/save/WEB/TOPIC

With Strikeone Enabled

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