To begin working with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) to leverage the api, we first need to to authenticate.
Many VMware KBs advise the following for creating the
<token> The Base64 encoded value of ‘username:password’. In this example we use the default username ‘[email protected]’, and password.
While the words make sense, lets explore how one might Base64 encode the value of ‘username:password’
I tend to leverage sites like base64encode.org to accomplish quick conversion task’s.
For example lets encode: username: [email protected] password: VMwareRocks
This would form the string to encode: [email protected]:VMwareRocks
Encoding the string results in the following value: YWRtaW5AbG9jYWw6Vk13YXJlUm9ja3M=
<token> with our base64 encoded value, we can now discover our environment details with the following curl command:
[email protected]:~$ curl -h "Authorization: Basic <token>" -k https://lcm81.corp.com/lcm/lcops/api/environments
[email protected]:~$ curl -h "Authorization: Basic YWRtaW5AbG9jYWw6Vk13YXJlUm9ja3M=" -k https://lcm81.corp.com/lcm/lcops/api/environments