General REST API guidelines
This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about REST API.
I followed the steps to configure Jetty for using HTTPs, but the REST API does not work. How do I proceed?
Restart the AR System server after updating the jetty-selector.xml file.
Which client type does the REST API use?
The REST API is a transport mechanism and not a specific client-type. The REST API client identifies itself as a specific client type using the HTTP header X-AR-Client-Type.
How long is the authentication token valid?
The default time for token authentication is 3600 seconds (or 1 hour), but it is controlled by the AR_SERVER_INFO_EA_SYNC_TIMEOUT configuration setting. This setting used to determine how long the AR System server can validate a user’s password against a copy in the cache, instead of checking an external authentication server (LDAP).