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Sending PDF file converted to base64 to an Endpoint via HTTP POST request

Hi Guys.


I am using Xamarin Forms and I have a requirement which I must send a PDF file that is converted to base64 string to an API Endpoint.

I'm having trouble sending it. I always receive this error. 

"HTTP 406 Not Acceptable. There was an error with your request. Please check your payload and then try again."


This is the Endpoint and the details of the Json body.






x-axa-api-key: your-key

Content-Type: application/json


Request Body JSON


"file": {

"mime": "application/pdf",

"data": "base64-data="




Here is how I convert my PDF to base64


        private async Task ConvertPdf()
            const string pdfFileName = "MyPDF.pdf";

            using (var pdfStream = await FileSystem.OpenAppPackageFileAsync(pdfFileName))
                using (var pdfReader = new StreamReader(pdfStream))
                    var fileContents = await pdfReader.ReadToEndAsync();
                    pdfBase64 = Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(fileContents));

        private async void Submit()
            var file = new MyFile();
            var pdf = new PdfFile();
            file.MimeType = "application/pdf";
            file.Base64Data = "base64-data=" + pdfBase64;
            pdf.myFile = file;
            await _iregister.Send(pdf.myFile);



This is my HTTP post request.

The myFile is my PDF that is already converted to base64 string.


            var apiKey = "######################";
            var jsonContent = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(myFile);
            string baseUrl = "";

            HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClient();
                .Add(new System.Net.Http.Headers.MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));

            HttpRequestMessage requestMessage = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, baseUrl);
            requestMessage.Content = new StringContent(jsonContent, Encoding.UTF8, "application/json");
            requestMessage.Headers.Add("x-axa-api-key", apiKey);

            HttpResponseMessage responseMessage = await httpClient.SendAsync(requestMessage);
            string responseAsString = await responseMessage.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

            if (responseAsString != null)


Here is the format of the serialized JSON file. (I made it shorter just to show the format)




I am not sure if I am missing something in the Header or Body. Please help.

Super User
Super User

@stifler10 - Can you add accept header?


Accept: application/json

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