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The TrueSight Web Service (TSWS) login API uses the POST method to return an authToken value in the JSON response. The authToken provides the credentials and permissions of the user performing the operations and must be specified to authenticate all subsequent TSWS API requests. 

The authToken also contains an expiration date for using it. 

TSWS APIs that use the POST method
APIDescription
loginObtains the authToken required to perform all other operations
configdataRetrieves configuration data of monitor instances
perfdataRetrieves performance data of monitor instances

TSWS APIs that use the GET method
APIDescription
devicesRetrieves a list of monitored devices
instances Retrieves a list of monitored instances 
monitortypesRetrieves a list of monitor types 
tenantsRetrieves a list of tenants 

Request syntax

https://<PresentationServerHostName>/tsws/10.0/api/authenticate/login

Request parameters

ElementDescription
usernameUser name performing the operation
passwordPassword to authenticate the user
tenantName

Tenant name as it appears in the Presentation Server

Example: BmcRealm

 

The request parameters in JSON format:

{
"username": "<user name>",
"password": "<password>",
"tenantName": "<tenant name>"
}

Sample request with REST client

JSON response content

The JSON response includes an authToken if the authentication is successful. You must use this authToken value for subsequent requests.

ObjectDescription
authToken
Value that you specify in subsequent TrueSight Web Services operations
authPassed
 
expires

Date in which the authToken expires

To perform a TrueSight Web Services operation after this date, you must perform this operation again.

status
 

Sample JSON response

{
"responseTimeStamp":   "2015-07-21T06:23:51",
"statusCode": "200",
"statusMsg": "OK",
"response":
        {
            "authToken": "AQIC5wM2LY4Sfczv3QuPxC851ZfQ-.*",
            "authPassed": true,
            "expires": "2015-07-21T06:23:51",
            "status": "OK"
        }
} 

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1 Comment

  1. On TSIM you can also get the metadata. Would be great if this would also be possible on TSPS