Secret Server Feature: API Web Services
Integrate custom and third party applications with Secret Server
Make Secret Server part of your application ecosystem wherever privileged passwords are needed by integrating using simple API’s.
What’s the challenge?
Many applications require passwords or keys in order to access 3rd party API’s, databases, or external resources. By integrating these applications with the Secret Server API you can avoid built-in application credentials and ensure proper control and management of these accounts.
Why it’s important
Automation of complex tasks is crucial for Administrators and DevOps teams to eliminate human error and allow the organization to scale. Any complex automation build out will require access to passwords or keys to call API’s and access data.
How this feature solves it
You can build out custom workflows using your favorite scripting language with the Secret Server API to eliminate passwords embedded in scripts and build tasks. Secret Server has both SOAP and REST web services API’s, and can be integrated with using any programming language, such as .NET, Java, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, etc.
The API enables different teams to secure their privileged accounts and ensures that all sensitive credentials are stored and managed in Secret Server. DevOps can integrate their provisioning scripts to automatically create Secrets for new accounts. Developers can tie their build and deployment processes to use stored accounts in Secret Server.
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What you can do with the Web Services API:
- Authenticate to Secret Server
- Search for Secrets
- Save new Secrets
- Edit existing Secrets
- Create Folders
- Set Permissions on Secrets and Folders
- And more…
Security in the API
Access Web Service using SSL to ensure the communication channel is secure. Secret Server uses a token-based authentication mechanism which makes Web Service requests easier as the authentication occurs as a separate step, and then the token is passed to each method. This token has a limited lifespan depending on the configuration determined by the administrator of the Secret Server.
- View a sample Perl script used to access the Web Services.
- View a sample PHP script used to access the Web Services.
- Access Secret Server Web Service using a PowerShell script with Windows Authentication
- Access Secret Server Web Service using a sample C# script
- Access Secret Server REST Web Services using PowerShell
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