Welcome to the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise OmniVista Cirrus 10.1 REST APIs documentation section.
The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) OmniVista Cirrus 10.1 REST APIs is a set of APIs based on HTTP methods which makes it easy for developers to write applications that connect to OmniVista Cirrus Cloud Service.
This tutorial will help you start with these REST APIs by explaining what you can do and how to use them.
What’s a REST API, anyway?
An API is an application programming interface. In short, it’s a set of rules that lets programs talk to each other, exposing data and functionality across the internet in a consistent format.
REST stands for
Representational State Transfer. This is an architectural pattern that describes how distributed systems can expose a consistent interface. When people use the term ‘REST API,’ they are generally referring to an API accessed via HTTP protocol at a predefined set of URLs.
These URLs represent various resources, information, or content accessed at that location, which can be returned as JSON, HTML, audio files, or images. Our API only manages JSON content and images.
Often, resources have one or more methods that can be performed on them over HTTP, like