This section contains information for developers who want to extend or customize BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management by using the API and other tools. This section contains the following topics:
The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management API empowers you to manage your cloud environment programatically. Many resources that are typically managed by administrators are also accessible through the API. You can use the API to enhance your BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management implementation in the following ways:
- Customize BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to fit the needs of your organization.
- Extend the capabilities of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
- Automate repetitive processes.
- Create your own portal into BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
The RESTful API
The API is a RESTful web service; that is, it conforms to the architectural principles of Representational State Transfer (REST). Its RESTful architecture features a straightforward, easy-to-use interface facilitated by standard HTTP request and response messages that carry RESTful API.. For more information, see
The Software Development Kit
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management includes a software development kit (SDK) that enables you to complete many administer and user tasks using a simplified command-line syntax. You do not need to interact directly with the full RESTful API when using the SDK. For more information, see Software Development Kit.