The LoadMaster provides an interface designed to allow remote applications access in a simple and consistent manner. The interface is a REST-like interface. REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is a style of software architecture for distributed systems and is one of the predominant web service design models.
The LoadMaster RESTful API works by allowing a user or application to pass HTTP requests to the LoadMaster. The LoadMaster answers the request with an XML-formatted response.
The interface is disabled by default.
To enable the RESTful API interface complete the following steps:
- Select the Certificates & Security > Remote Access menu option.
- Select the Enable API Interface checkbox.
For further details on the RESTful API, including details about the commands and parameters available, please refer to the RESTful API, Interface Description document.