Migrating a custom database to Drupal 8 via the REST API and C#

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Friday, October 21, 2016
by Sean McAlinden

The migration of existing data is one of the major tasks we need to consider when moving to a new technology platform.

Drupal does have a migration story in terms of an available plugin which can greatly help to get your data in; however it is not a simple plug and play - there would still be a good amount of work to complete in order to successfully migrate.

Whilst I am not a PHP developer I do have a great deal of experience working with REST API's therefore choosing to make use of the Drupal 8 REST API for the migration is a no-brainer for me.

In this series I am going to walk through the steps I took to migrate from a custom SQL database to a fully managed Drupal 8 CMS.

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Drupal 8 REST API: Making authenticated REST API requests

In this post I am going to demonstrate how to setup authentication for the Drupal 8 REST API.

By Sean McAlinden - Friday 21 October 2016