Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: C++
License: MIT License
Tags: Networking    
Latest version: v2.10.16

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cpprestsdk is in maintenance mode and we do not recommend its use in new projects. We will continue to fix critical bugs and address security issues.


The C++ REST SDK is a Microsoft project for cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design. This project aims to help C++ developers connect to and interact with services.

Getting Started

Vcpkg package Homebrew package Ubuntu 18.04 package Fedora Rawhide package openSUSE Tumbleweed package Debian Testing package

Build Status

With vcpkg on Windows

PS> vcpkg install cpprestsdk cpprestsdk:x64-windows

With apt-get on Debian/Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install libcpprest-dev

With dnf on Fedora

$ sudo dnf install cpprest-devel

With brew on OSX

$ brew install cpprestsdk

With NuGet on Windows for Android

PM> Install-Package cpprestsdk.android

For other platforms, install options, how to build from source, and more, take a look at our Documentation.

Once you have the library, look at our tutorial to use the http_client. It walks through how to setup a project to use the C++ Rest SDK and make a basic Http request.

To use from CMake:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.9)

find_package(cpprestsdk REQUIRED)

add_executable(main main.cpp)
target_link_libraries(main PRIVATE cpprestsdk::cpprest)

What's in the SDK:

  • Features - HTTP client/server, JSON, URI, asynchronous streams, WebSockets client, oAuth
  • PPL Tasks - A powerful model for composing asynchronous operations based on C++ 11 features
  • Platforms - Windows desktop, Windows Store (UWP), Linux, OS X, Unix, iOS, and Android
  • Support for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 with debugger visualizers

Contribute Back!

Is there a feature missing that you'd like to see, or found a bug that you have a fix for? Or do you have an idea or just interest in helping out in building the library? Let us know and we'd love to work with you. For a good starting point on where we are headed and feature ideas, take a look at our requested features and bugs.

Big or small we'd like to take your contributions back to help improve the C++ Rest SDK for everyone. If interested contact us askcasablanca at Microsoft dot com.

Having Trouble?

We'd love to get your review score, whether good or bad, but even more than that, we want to fix your problem. If you submit your issue as a Review, we won't be able to respond to your problem and ask any follow-up questions that may be necessary. The most efficient way to do that is to open an issue in our issue tracker.

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This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact [email protected] with any additional questions or comments.