If you need more than a very basic call, you need to switch to a plugin.
especially for headers, authentication and encryption.
and probably every week I have a FileMaker user which needs a kick start on a web service.
So if you like you can email me with some details and maybe I can help you getting your first call working.
Pretty much my options seem to be using a plugin or using php files on my server that work in between FM and the API or using both.
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Not enough information.
Since 13 FM supports using HTTPPOST and HTTPSPOST as the protocol for the "insert from URL" script step.
But it suffers from two potential downfalls:
- it automatically encodes the URL, if you don't want that because you need to send non-URL encoded bits then you are out of luck
- it does not allow you to specify specific headers that the web services expects.
The free BaseElements plugin allows you to get around that.
I put together a free demo file and explain the technique here: