Basic authentication - BlueCat Integrity - 9.6.0

Address Manager RESTful v2 API Guide

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BlueCat Integrity

Authorization header

To authenticate using Basic authentication, the Authorization header must specify the Basic scheme followed by the base64 encoding of the requester's username and API token delimited by a colon. The API token is returned by the /api/v2/sessions endpoint as apiToken. For convenience, the /api/v2/sessions endpoint also returns a basicAuthenticationCredentials field containing the encoded username and token, which can be injected directly into the Authorization header.

Example header:

Authorization: Basic {basicAuthenticationCredentials}

Creating a session via the /api/v2/sessions endpoint

Create an API session by sending a POST request to the /api/v2/sessions endpoint with a request body containing the user's credentials.


POST http://{Address_Manager_IP}/api/v2/sessions
Content-Type: application/json

  "username": "user1",
  "password": "pass1"

Sample curl call

curl -v -d '{"username":"user1", "password":"pass1"}' -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" http://{Address_Manager_IP}/api/v2/sessions

The response will contain an apiToken value that can be combined with the username and encoded for the Authorization header of RESTful v2 API requests. The response will also contain a basicAuthenticationCredentials field that can be injected directly.


HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/hal+json

  "id": 62,
  "type": "UserSession",
  "apiToken": "/LOcpzfqKXgvt3PH0xYNhFqTewfnF5SNz7Fh/ST8",
  "apiTokenExpirationDateTime": "2023-01-21T21:40:48Z",
  "basicAuthenticationCredentials": "YXBpOi9MT2NwemZxS1hndnQzUEgweFlOaEZxVGV3Zm5GNVNOejdGaC9TVDg=",
  "state": "LOGGED_IN",
  "remoteAddress": "",
  "readOnly": false,
  "loginDateTime": "2023-01-20T21:40:48Z",
  "logoutDateTime": null,
  "response": null,
  "user": {
      "id": 100893,
      "type": "User",
      "name": "user1",
      "_links": {
          "self": {
              "href": "/api/v2/users/100893"
  "authenticator": {
      "id": 2,
      "type": "AddressManagerAuthenticator",
      "name": "proteusAuthenticator",
      "_links": {
          "self": {
              "href": "/api/v2/authenticators/2"
  "_links": {
      "self": {
          "href": "/api/v2/sessions/62"
      "collection": {
          "href": "/api/v2/sessions"