As developers working with third-party REST APIs, it is often necessary to store the request and response details for potential future reference, especially when issues arise. This could serve as invaluable data to liaise with third-party vendors, providing a first-hand look at the raw interaction that occurred. In my role, I am constantly orchestrating API’s with multiple partner services. Therefore, I sought a generic solution to store these third-party API requests and responses seamlessly.

The Spring Framework’s RestTemplate, a widely used synchronous HTTP client, proves to be a handy tool for consuming RESTful services. This framework provides an interface called ClientHttpRequestInterceptor, which allows us to take certain actions on the request and response.

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