Why use the REST API?
- Works anywhere: You don’t have to work on the Drupal server. Migrate from your laptop!
- No PHP required: Use any language that can make an http request. Even cURL will do just fine.
- JSON: Why use XML if you don’t have to?
BONUS: It’s just Drupal’s REST API
Islandora only provides two additional API endpoints¶
- PUT a file to this endpoint to create/update a Media’s file
- PUT a file to this endpoint to create/update a Media for a Node
Just be aware, you are writing everything yourself! (In other words you are making all of the migration decisions yourself.)
This video (Aug 10, 2020) provides an overview of the REST API and the two other options available to migrate data into an Islandora 8 installation.