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Im stuck the first step - being the steps to generate a session key.

 

I have enabled my ip address under the 'access' settings on the pbx

 

Right now I am getting a HTTP 200OK however in the Response, all i get is 'false'.

 

Also i dont quite understand this - {"name":"auth","value":"admin 97c9bb5fec29bfbfbd0069adb232d610"} username and md5 encrypted password - from the Rest API documentation

 

1) How does one generate an md5 encrypted password based on a plain text one?

When inserting the form fields for the header, - assuming the username is admin:

 

does name = admin

auth = password?

or value = password

 

Im confused as there is "name", "auth" as well as "value"

 

Thanks for your help

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Hi again Admin,

 

Just some follow up questions. I can generate the session key, but im not having much success using the session key to retrieve other data such as licensing information etc.

 

Also within the PBX, there is an a parameter where you can add IP addresses for 'API Access'. Can you clarify what this is for? The retrieve session key command works regardless if my public IP is in this list or not.

 

In terms of retrieving other information using the session key, I am getting a 403 Permission denied.

 

I had mistakenly thought i got it working, but it was simply a matter of me having logged into the admin interface of the PBX and the rest API call was pre-authenticating therefore was retrieving the data. If I log out of the web interface, I get 403 Permission denied.

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