Each REST request needs to be authenticated as there is no session in REST. The REST client is first authenticated with the SBC 5000/7000/SWe series REST service by encoding the credentials in the required format. Users must be granted permission to perform REST queries.
Use the following parameters to restrict/allow user access to the traditional and/or REST interfaces:
- Allow Interactive Access: Use this parameter to allow/deny access to the traditional north bound interfaces such as EMA and CLI. Options are: true (default) / false
- Allow MTM Access: Use this parameter to allow/deny machine-to-machine access through north bound interfaces. Currently the only MTM interface in the SBC is REST. Options are: true / false (default)
Configure a user with REST-only access by setting Allow Interactive Access to “false” and Allow MTM Access to “true.”