IAP/REST is the IAP API based on REST (REpresentational State Transfer), or RESTful, web services.  REST web services provide an interoperable web-standard interface for web clients such as web-page scripts running in web browsers to communicate with services hosted on web servers.  IAP/REST is typically used to connect client applications running within web-page scripts to an IAP/REST server, and can be used to implement any application supporting REST requests and responses.

The REST URL format is SmartServer-version specific:

  • With SmartServer release 2.8 or higher, you do not have to specify the port number.
  • With SmartServer 2.7 and prior, you have to specify the port number (8443).

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For information on using queries in the API call, see Queries and Parameters.