message format for request and response messages. They employ client-servercommunication in the form of HTTP requests and responses. The API client (thatis, your program) uses the HTTP protocol to make an API request to the NetBackupserver. The NetBackup server processes the request. The server responds to theclient with an appropriate HTTP status code indicating either success or failure.The client then extracts the required information from the server’s response.Note:The NetBackup APIs are not supported on environments where NetBackupAccess Control (NBAC) is enabled.NetBackup 8.1.2 includes the following APIs:■NetBackup Authentication APIProvides authentication by means of a JSON Web Token (JWT) that is usedwhen making the API requests. The JWT is acquired by executing a login APIrequest and can be invalidated by executing a logout API request.12New features, enhancements, and changesNetBackup 8.1.2 new features, changes, and enhancements
■NetBackup Administration APIProvides access to administrative operations in NetBackup. The APIs can getjob details for a specific job or get a list of jobs based on filter criteria; restart orresume a job; suspend, cancel; or delete a job; get a job's file list; and get thejob logs.■NetBackup Asset API (new)Provides access to NetBackup asset information.■NetBackup Catalog APIProvides access to the NetBackup catalog to get details about backup images.The APIs can list backup images based on filters or get details for a specificbackup image ID.■NetBackup Configuration APIProvides configuration and management controls for NetBackup hosts,NetBackup policies, WebSocket servers, and VM server credentials.■NetBackup Licensing API (new)Provides details of FEDS consumption. The Front-end Terabytes (FETBs)consumption is provided for a single master server or for multiple trusted masterservers. Details include consumption by policy type and the trend of capacityconsumption.■NetBackup Manage API (new)Provides access to the alerting operations. It can generate alerts, fetch alertdetails, and send alert notifications. The APIs also provide a facility to excludethe status codes for which you do not want to send alert notifications.■NetBackup Recovery APIProvides the ability to perform a recovery from previous backups.■NetBackup Role-based Access Control Administration API (new)Provides access to NetBackup role-based access control (RBAC) configuration.■NetBackup Security APIProvides access to the security resources of NetBackup. The APIs manageauthorization tokens, host ID-based certificates, security configuration options,and auditing.■NetBackup Storage API (new)Provides access to the backup storage of the NetBackup master servers.See theNetBackup API Referencedocumentation on SORT for more information.