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Clustered REST

The clustered REST API can be enabled to allow you to monitor clustered statistics of distributed objects through HTTP endpoints.

Enabling Clustered REST

The REST API is disabled by default.

To enable clustered REST in Management Center, use the property at startup.

Root Endpoint

The entry point for the clustered REST API is /rest. This resource does not have any attributes.


All parameters that are used in the REST endpoints, such as cluster names and distributed data structure names, must be URL encoded. Such parameters are marked in braces ({ and }) in the URL description for each endpoint. For example, name.with/special@chars parameter value would be encoded as name.with%2Fspecial%40chars.

If no data can be found for an endpoint, that endpoint returns a 404 HTTP status code.


Unless the security provider is set to dev mode, users need an authentication (auth) token to send requests to the REST API.

The auth token must be included in the following header:

  • Authorization: Bearer <user_auth_token>

Generating Auth Tokens

The way in which you generate an auth token depends on the security provider that you use. See Security Providers.

All auth tokens inherit roles from the user.
Security Provider Method for issuing tokens

Local Security Provider

Use the user issue-token task of the hz-mc conf tool.

Send a POST request to the /api/tokens endpoint.

Use Auth Settings/API screen on the UI.

All other security providers other than dev mode

Send a POST request to the /api/tokens endpoint.

Use Auth Settings/API screen on the UI.

Using api/tokens Endpoint

To use the /api/tokens endpoint for security providers except SAML and OIDC, run the following command. Replace the <username> and <password> placeholders with the credentials of a user logged in to the Management Center.

curl -u <username>:<password> -d '{"username":"<username>"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/tokens

To use the /api/tokens endpoint for SAML and OIDC, run the following command.

curl -d '{"username":"<username>"}' -H "X-CSRF-TOKEN: <x-csrf-token>" -H "Cookie: <cookie>" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/tokens

Here, replace the <username> placeholders with the username of a user logged in to the Management Center, and replace the <x-csrf-token> and <cookie> with X-CSRF-TOKEN and Cookie headers. You can get the headers from any request on Network tab in Developer Tools when you are logged into Management Center:

Clustered Rest Provide Headers

Using hz-mc conf Tool

To use the hz-mc conf tool, do the following:

  • Linux and Mac

  • Windows

hz-mc conf user issue-token -n <username>
mc-conf.bat user issue-token -n <username>

The created token is displayed in the output:

Successfully issued a token for user 'test_user'.
Token: 'mJMMDfaSWZ1MuqhmGhA8m4erCNZtPi_A4_VyR_y8eH0'
Label: 'test_user_2021-07-07T17:24 EEST'

Using Auth Token Management UI

  1. Click Settings in the Top Bar.

  2. Navigate to the API tab.

    Auth Token Management Page

  3. Select the user that you want to create a token for. Only admin can create tokens for other users.

  4. Enter the label of the token that you want to create. Default value has the username_creationTime format.

  5. Click Create Token.

You will see the created token on the right side.

Created Token

You can copy your token to the clipboard.

The token will not be displayed again, so make sure you note it before leaving the page or creating a new one.

You can see the list of existing tokens in the table, bottom of the page.

Created Token List

Field Description

Time Issued

Date and time when the token was created.


Username which the token is created for.

Token Label

Label of the token.


Action for revoking a token.

Revoking All Auth Tokens

To revoke all auth tokens for a user, use the user revoke-tokens task.

  • Linux and Mac

  • Windows

hz-mc conf user revoke-tokens -n <username>
mc-conf.bat user revoke-tokens -n <username>

OpenAPI Definitions

The Clustered REST endpoints are documented in OpenAPI format. See the following:

This documentation is also accessible at the /swagger-ui/index.html endpoint of Management Center. For example http://localhost:8080/swagger-ui/index.html.