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Using REST APIs to manage Connections in OIC by Pranav Davar

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In cases, when we have many connections created on the OIC instance, it becomes hard to manage connections using the OIC console. Also, to achieve automation, manually going and updating each and every connection is never a feasible task. OIC provides various REST APIs to fetch connection details, update connection properties and delete connections. With the help of these APIs, we can overcome such scenarios.

In this blog, we will be discussing how to use various OIC connections REST APIs. A postman collection in the public workspace, which contains some of the use cases for this and can be forked, updated, and used accordingly.

Below are various REST APIs, that are covered in this blog.

  1. Retrieve Connections
  2. Retrieve a Connection
  3. Update a Connection
  4. Test a Connection
  5. Refresh Metadata for a Connection
  6. Delete a Connection

In this blog, we will be using Postman to test and run various APIs. Below is the link to the Postman collection, which will be helpful to try and test different REST APIs.

Authentication for REST APIs

To invoke OIC connections REST APIs, BASIC AUTH can be used to authenticate and authorize calls. The user whose credentials are used to call these APIs must have access to edit the connection.

OAuth can also be used to authenticate to REST APIs. In this blog, we will be using Basic Auth to authenticate/authorize API calls. Read the complete article here.

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