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How do I perform an anonymous health check on the IDM server (All versions)?

Last updated Jan 12, 2023

The purpose of this article is to provide information on performing an anonymous health check on the IDM server. Anonymous access may be required if you have an application or load balancer that needs to check the availability of the IDM instance but you don't want to provide any user credentials.

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Performing anonymous health checks

Basic health checks can be performed against the info/ping endpoint to check that IDM is available.

To perform an anonymous health check, you must specifically include the following headers in your rest call to identify yourself as anonymous, else the call will fail:

X-OpenIDM-Password: anonymous X-OpenIDM-Username: anonymous

The anonymous user (internal/role/openidm-reg role) has access to the info/ping endpoint by default.


To perform an anonymous health check, you would use a REST call such as the following:

  • IDM 7 and later: $ curl -H "X-OpenIDM-Username: anonymous" -H "X-OpenIDM-Password: anonymous" -H "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" -X GET ""
  • IDM 6.x: $ curl -H "X-OpenIDM-Username: anonymous" -H "X-OpenIDM-Password: anonymous" -X GET ""

Example response:

{ "_id" : "", "state" : "ACTIVE_READY", "shortDesc" : "OpenIDM ready" }

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