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Getting Started with CloudShell Sandbox API

The following article explain the steps required for using CloudShell Sandbox API with CloudShell.

CloudShell Sandbox API workflow

  1. Install the CloudShell Sandbox API service (via the CloudShell Sandbox API installer available during the CloudShell Suite/Quali Server installation). For details, see the CloudShell 9.0 GA Installation Guide.

    Note: The default port for the CloudShell Sandbox API in the Quali Server is 82. You can customize this port number in the CloudShell Configuration wizard - CloudShell Sandbox API configuration page.

    Upon installation of the Quali Server, the CloudShell Server Proxy and CloudShell Sandbox API services will automatically start running. These services transmit requests and responses to and from the Quali Server database via the CloudShell Sandbox API, as follows:

    1. Developers use the CloudShell Sandbox API to send a request to the CloudShell Server Proxy service.
    2. The CloudShell Server Proxy service transmits the request to the Quali Server database.
    3. The Quali Server database returns a response to the CloudShell Server Proxy and CloudShell Sandbox API services, and finally to the developer code.
  2. Install an API testing tool, such as the Postman Chrome App, or Swagger UI. This is recommended so that you can test the API before integrating it into your code.
  3. Run the login method:

    • login method for version 1
    • login method for version 2
  4. Once you have the authorization token (per the specified user and domain), you must include it in the method request header for any of the CloudShell Sandbox API methods on the public blueprints and sandboxes in the desired domain. For a complete list of the available methods access the relevant version:

    For version 1, see CloudShell Sandbox API Version 1 Reference Guide.

    For version 2, see CloudShell Sandbox API Version 2 Reference Guide.

Common response codes

When running the methods, you may get some of the following response codes:

Status CodeMessage exampleDescription
200"Successful response"Process completed successfully
202"Accepted" (Note: This is not yet implemented in the live documentation)The request has been accepted, but was not yet processed.
400"Parameter is not a valid", "The request didn't contain authentication"Invalid request - the request didn't contain one or more of the required elements.
401"Login failed for user"Authentication problems - User credentials are not in order.
403"User is not allowed to view this entity"The user does not have permission to access the information.
404"Entity could not be found" The element for which you request information was not found.

Note: For additional information about HTTP status codes, see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status.

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