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RESTful API

The RESTful API is code built into FileWave server version 6.x that provides the capability of two-way communication between the FileWave Postgres database and other external DB’s. Using the calls in the RESTful API, a FileWave administrator can generate queries, exchange information, and more efficiently integrate inventory data. The RESTful API is designed so that queries and tools created using the current version API will continue to function as future versions of the FileWave server and admin apps are introduced.

There are two primary reasons for learning about, and taking advantage of the RESTful API. The first is being able to access the FW database externally, such as through a terminal session or custom dashboard. The second is integrating other databases with the FileWave database.

Many institutions using FileWave for inventory management of their various computing devices also have existing databases for tracking systems. These DB’s could range from simple, in-house SQL databases designed to keep track of institutional assets to a full-blown, commercial data engine such as SCCM. The RESTful API contains the mechanisms to integrate those databases into FileWave through an authentication system, followed by a standardized set of queries using the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format.

OS Compatibility

  • Apple OS X 10.6 - 10.9.x
  • Apple iOS 6.0 - 7.x
  • MS Windows 7 - 8
  • MS Surface Pro
  • Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) - 4.4(KitKat)
  • Linux CentOS

Server can be dedicated hardware or virtualized. Cloud hosting is available for mobile device environments.