Specifying Realms in REST API Calls

Realms can be specified in the following ways when making a REST API call to AM:

DNS Alias

When making a REST API call, the DNS alias of a realm can be specified in the subdomain and domain name components of the REST endpoint.

To list all users in a realm with DNS alias suppliers.example.com the REST endpoint would be:

https://suppliers.example.com:8443/openam/json/users?_queryId=*
Path

When making a REST API call, specify the realm in the path component of the endpoint. You must specify the entire hierarchy of the realm. Prefix each realm in the hierarchy with the realms/ keyword. For example, /realms/root/realms/alpha.

To authenticate a user in a subrealm named alpha, the REST endpoint would be:

https://openam.example.com:8443/openam/json/realms/root/realms/alpha/authenticate

If realms are specified using both the DNS alias and path methods, the path is used to determine the realm.

For example, the following REST endpoint returns users in a realm named bravo, not the realm with DNS alias suppliers.example.com:

https://suppliers.example.com:8443/openam/json/realms/root/realms/bravo/users?_queryId=*