Making REST calls with a Web browser

You can make many REST API calls by entering the appropriate URLs in a Web browser.

To access the REST interfaces securely using an HTTPS connection, you must first configure your browser to accept Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 connections.
The REST API uses several HTTP methods to perform various actions on REST resources. Any REST API call that uses the HTTP GET method can be submitted using a Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

To access a REST call with a browser, complete the following steps:

Enter the appropriate URL using either HTTP or HTTPS.
  • This example submits a query specified with Model Query Language using HTTP:
    http://yourhost.com:9430/rest/model/MQLQuery?query=select%20name%20from%
    20ComputerSystem%20where%20signature%20starts-with%20'M&Y'&feed=xml&fetc
    hSize=100&position=1
  • This example shows a ComputerSystem query submitted using HTTPS:
    https://yourhost.com:9431/rest/model/ComputerSystem?depth=1
The first time you access the TADDM REST API using a browser, a login page prompts you for a valid TADDM user ID and password.