Security Controls

Using the API Features

Security Controls supports two different APIs: a REST API and a PowerShell command-line API.


The REST API allows for remote access and control of the Security Controls console. For complete information, see

PowerShell Command-Line API

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Overview Information

The API feature is meant for advanced users who want to perform tasks beyond those available through the Security Controls user interface. The feature exposes the Security Controls API stack, enabling you to execute API-level calls from the command-line or from a PowerShell console. You can use the API feature to:

Interact with different systems in your environment

You are now able to integrate your patching and power state processes with items such as vulnerability scanners, SQL Server consoles and orchestrators such as Chef, vRealize or Puppet.

Perform actions that you can't with the Security Controls user interface

This can be actions such as suspending nodes, starting and stopping services at certain points, restarting machines in a specific order, etc.

Script a sequence of complex events that contain dependencies

Using PowerShell, you can script out interesting and complicated workflows. You can include checks within the script to make sure that everything goes according to plan. For example, you might patch one machine in a cluster and make sure that everything goes according to plan before proceeding with the other machines in the cluster.

For complete information on how to access and use the API feature, please see the Security Controls API Quick Start Guide available at:

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