REST services offered in Active IQ Unified Manager

You should be aware of the REST services and operations offered, before you start using the Active IQ Unified Manager APIs.

The provisioning and administrative APIs that are used for configuring the API server support the read (GET) or write (POST, PATCH, DELETE) operations. The following are some examples of the GET, PATCH, POST, and DELETE operations that are supported by the APIs:

The REST operations that can be performed by using the APIs depend on the role of the Operator, Storage Administrator, or Application Administrator user.
User role Supported REST method
Operator Read-only access to data. Users with this role can run all GET requests.
Storage Administrator

Read access to all data. Users with this role can run all GET requests.

Additionally, they have write access (to run PATCH, POST, and DELETE requests) to perform specific activities, such as managing, storage service objects, and storage management options.

Application Administrator Read and write access to all data. Users with this role can run GET, PATCH, POST, and DELETE requests for all functions.

For more information about all the REST operations, see the Online API documentation.