API (application programming interface) is a set of rules and mechanisms by which one application or component interacts with the others. It seems that the name speaks for itself, but let’s get deeper into details.
In this examples we will configure a Common Rest API for VRO – VROPS, the process need to be pretty easy , verify before you have valid Certification and process with Basic Auth.
To simply the process and follow access with the VROPS Admin Account or any other Users with Admin Rights.
Login to vRealize Orchestrator Client
Log in to the Orchestrator client as an administrator.
you can always choose to run the workflow with the New HTML5 Interface with Address : https://vro01.mt.local:8283/vco-controlcenter/client/#/dashboard
Click the Workflows view in the Orchestrator client.
In the workflows hierarchical list, expand Library > HTTP-REST > Configuration and navigate to the Add a REST host workflow.
Rest API Host workflow
Right-click the Add a REST host workflow and select Start workflow.
In the Name text box, enter the name of the host.
In the URL text box, enter the address of the host.
The Kerberos authentication requires a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) host address.
In the Connection timeout text box, enter the number of seconds before a connection times out.
In the Operation timeout text box, enter the number of seconds before an operation times out.
Select Yes to accept the REST host certificate.
The certificate is added to the Orchestrator server trust store.
Select the authentication type.
Choose Basic Authentication and provide the Admin or Admin Role Account and Password.
you can choose the Session type between Shared or Per User Session.
To use a proxy, enter the address and the port of the proxy server.
Select whether you want the target hostname to match the name stored in the server certificate.
(Optional) Select a keystore entry to use to authenticate against the server. The keystore entry must be of the PrivateKeyEntry type.
Click Submit to run the workflow.
After the workflow runs successfully, the REST host appears in the Inventory view.