The Sideband API provides fine-grained access control to supported third-party API gateways through an API integration.
The Sideband API consists of the following components.
- Sideband API Shared Secrets
- Defines the authentication credentials that the Sideband API might require an API gateway plugin to present. For more information, see Authenticating to the Sideband API.
- Sideband API HTTP Servlet Extension
- Represents the Sideband API itself. If you require shared secrets, you might need to configure this component. For more information, see Authenticating to the Sideband API.
- Sideband API Endpoints
- Represents a public path prefix that the Sideband API accepts for handling
proxied requests. A Sideband API Endpoint configuration defines the following
- The base path (
base-path) for requests that the Sideband API accepts
- Properties that relate to policy processing, such as
service, which targets the policy requests that are generated for the Sideband API Endpoint to specific policies
- The base path (
PingAuthorize Server's default configuration
includes a Default Sideband API Endpoint that accepts all API requests and generates
policy requests for the service
Default. To customize policy requests
further, an administrator can create additional Sideband API Endpoints. For more
information about using the Sideband API Endpoint configuration to customize policy
requests, see Sideband API policy requests.
Changes to these components do not typically require a server restart to take effect. For more information, see the Configuration Reference, located in the server's docs/config-guide directory.
The following example commands create a pair of Sideband API Endpoints that target specific requests to a consent service.
PingAuthorize/bin/dsconfig create-sideband-api-endpoint \ --endpoint-name "Consent Definitions" \ --set base-path:/c/definitions \ --set service:Consent PingAuthorize/bin/dsconfig create-sideband-api-endpoint \ --endpoint-name "Consent Records" \ --set base-path:/c/consents \ --set service:Consent