How to connect to a REST API with userid/password using SSIS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone! Today I was given a task where we will have to consume an REST API and load data into a table for further massaging. I tried to google and see how this can be done. But didn't find much material.

    This API will be spitting out a JSON stream. And will need a userid/password to connect. I understand I will have to write a custom script to achieve this. 

    I will really appreciate any help!!

    Thank you,


    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:35 PM

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  • Hi Abhi425,

    The easiest is to use 3rd party tools as those say from CozyRoc ( I am not affiliated with them).

    Otherwise yes, you need to be coding.

    It is not also a very typical task for SSIS to do so because typically it is behind firewalls in DMZ.

    Anyways, to the point, just borrow the example from here:

    And put into a Script Task. This is all.




    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:31 PM
  • Thank you Arthur!!

    Our client is not in favor of buying 3rd party tools. I not great at c# but can give it a shot with some articles in hand.


    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:14 PM
  • Hi Abhi425,

    It depends on your rest api use which authentication. Assume it is HTTP Basic authentication, sample code looks like:

        WebRequest req = WebRequest.Create(@"");
        req.Method = "GET";
        req.Headers["Authorization"] = "Basic " + Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.Default.GetBytes("username:password"));
        //req.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("username", "password");
        HttpWebResponse resp = req.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;

    Below articles for your reference:

    Call a Web API From a .NET Client (C#)

    Using a JSON Feed as a Data Source in SSIS


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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:21 AM
  • I used a 3rd party task named JSON Source from ZappySys

    It is required to use the ZS-HTTP Connection (the installer includes that connection)


    And then you can use that connection with basic authentication in the JSON Source:

    MVP MCT MCTS Daniel Calbimonte

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:51 AM