Authenticating RESTful APIs

Authentication is required to use all IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor RESTful APIs. Authenticate by using the authentication header.

For more secure RESTful API calls, enable a secure connection for the web container, so the RESTful API call can work through HTTPS.

For all of the IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor RESTful APIs, the authorization header must be included in each RESTful API call for authentication.

  1. Set the header as Authorization: Basic.
  2. Set the header value as your IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor user name and password that is formatted as user name:password and encoded into Base64.
    For example, if your user name is admin, and your password is password123, format it as admin:password123, and use an online encoder to convert it into Base64. When this example is encoded into Base64, it is YWRtaW46cGFzc3dvcmQxMjM=.