This documentation supports the 20.02 version of BMC CMDB.

To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Access and authentication for the REST API

BMC CMDB follows BMC Remedy AR System's authentication mechanism. All REST API calls must be authenticated. Instead of passing the full credentials on every REST API call, REST uses a token. The token is valid for a configurable amount of time and acts like a temporary password. 

For more information, see  Access and authentication for the REST API


Connections by HTTP and HTTPS

By default, access to the REST API is over HTTP.  However, on the HTTPS configuration page, you can enable API access over HTTPS.

For  more information about configuring HTTP(S), see  Configuring the REST API by using SSL certificates .

Important

When you upgrade to BMC Remedy AR System 9.1.04, the previous configurations in the jetty-selector.xml file are ineffective. You must reconcile the configuration from the jetty-selector.xml file to the jetty-http.xml file.

Related topics

Using BMC CMDB functions in an external application with the REST API

Enabling OAuth authentication

Endpoints in the REST API


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Comments

  1. Chris Jones

    The link for "Enabling OAuth authentication" is not working

    Aug 20, 2020 05:18
  2. Chris Jones

    Also the link for "Authentication and permissions in the REST API" is not working either

    Aug 20, 2020 05:19
    1. Maithili Deshpande

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for pointing out this issue with the content. We have corrected the topic with your feedback.

      Regards,
      Maithili

      Aug 20, 2020 08:11
  3. Andreas Mitterdorfer

    The link for "see Configuring the REST API ." is not working.

    Oct 23, 2020 04:01
    1. Maithili Deshpande

      Hi Andreas,

      Thank you for pointing out this issue with the content. We have corrected the topic with your feedback.

      Regards,
      Maithili

      Nov 04, 2020 04:32