IDM 7.2.0

Access data objects using the REST API

IDM provides RESTful access to data objects through the ForgeRock Common REST API. To access objects over REST, you can use a browser-based REST client, such as the Simple REST Client for Chrome, or RESTClient for Firefox. Alternatively, you can use the curl command-line utility.

For a comprehensive overview of the REST API, see the REST API reference.

To obtain a managed object through the REST API, depending on your security settings and authentication configuration, perform an HTTP GET on the corresponding URL, for example http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/organization/mysampleorg.

By default, the HTTP GET returns a JSON representation of the object.

In general, you can map any HTTP request to the corresponding openidm.method call. The following example shows how the parameters provided in an openidm.query request correspond with the key-value pairs that you would include in a similar HTTP GET request:

Reading an object using the Resource API:

openidm.query("managed/user", { "_queryFilter": "true" }, ["userName","sn"])

Reading an object using the REST API:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_queryFilter=true&_fields=userName,sn"
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