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base64 encoding and ref_obj values for Postman API collection

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I look up the https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Community-Blog/Getting-started-with-WAPIs-using-POSTMAN/ba-p/14860.

 

How can I retrieve the environment variables from Infoblox about "base64_encoding" and "object_reference" values?

 

 

Re: base64 encoding and ref_obj values for Postman API collection

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Hi,

 

The object_reference is only used for PUT and DELETE queries. It can be obtained by doing a GET request like below. This is example uses the GET Authoritative Zones request from the POSTMAN collection.

 

{"result": 
  [{"_ref": "zone_auth/ZG5zLnpvbmUkLl9kZWZhdWx0LmNvbS50ZXN0:test.com/default",
    "fqdn": "test.com",
    "view": "default"
 }]}

Base64_encoding is the base64 encoding of your username credentials that you use to access the grid.

 

If you have a linux machine, you can run a simple base64 encode command to get the string:

# echo <username>:<password> | base64
YWRtaW46aW5mb2Jsb3gK

Hope this is helpful,

Krishna

Re: base64 encoding and ref_obj values for Postman API collection

Techie
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I just tried the Postman Collection example - "Get IPv4 address in a subnet". I used the base64 value to the global environment. But it got the error message "could not get any response".

Re: base64 encoding and ref_obj values for Postman API collection

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It seems that it is required to turn off ssl certificate verification. In addition, under Authorization Type to enable Basic Auth even though base64 is specified.

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