In this blog you will see how to connect with Unifier instance using REST API in order to get / create / update data from unifier.
1 : Authorization Token Generation
In order to hit any unifier REST API you will need to pass token value within Authorization header of the REST request.
Follow steps given below to generate token
1.1 : Method dropdown highlighted in screenshot generally contains GET,POST,PUT,PATCH,DELETE etc. methods, select GET method.
1.2 : Enter REST API webservice URL within “Endpoint/ Webservice URL” within URL box (if you want to know how to get “Endpoint/ Webservice URL” click here to redirect to Part 1 of this blog and check )
e.g. Login URL should look like this https://<UnifierRESTserviceURL>/login
1.3 : Click on Authorization tab
1.4 : Select “Type” as “Basic Auth”
1.5 : Enter integration user Username and Password in Username and Password field respectively (if you want to know how to get “Username and Password” click here to redirect to Part 1 of this blog and check “Create Integration User” section)
1.6 : Click on “Send” Action button of the postman
1.7 : You will receive response for this request at the lower window of the Postman
1.8 : In the response window of the postman you can see parameter named as “token” , copy the value of the token and keep it safe on your system. This token value we will need to pass along with authorization header. This value will be used by unifier as authorization key to get the Unifier data access.
2. Connect with Unifier
Now let’s use this authorization token in order to fetch some records from Unifier.
Here we will try to fetch unifier shell
2.1 : In order to fetch shell you can compose URL which will look like https://<UnifierWebServicesURL>/admin/shell
2.2 : Select method as GET
2.3 : Enter Endpoint /Webservice URL in URL box
2.4 : Click on “Header” Tab
2.5 : Give Key as “Authorization” value as “Bearer <token>”
2.6 : Click on “Send” button
You will receive Response for this request at the lower window of the Postman.