Newbie in Rest use

Last post 01-20-2021, 7:38 PM by Anthony.Hodges. 8 replies.
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  • Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-12-2021, 6:46 AM


    I've been using QLogin to send restore requests via a powerbuilder application until now, but somehow it dont work anymore and I have to try to use REST requests but even after reading 10 times the documentation I dont succeed to login using the Postman application.

    here is my POST request, if someone can tell me what is wrong in it, I'd be very pleased :

    http://wmrcsbk01:81/SearchSvc/CVWebService.svc/Login HTTP/1.1 <== this I'm not sure
    Host: wmrcsbk01:81 <== this I'm not sure also
    Accept: application/json
    Content-type: application/json
    "commserver":"csbk" <== and this I dont know what it means
    Result : Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND searchsvc
  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-13-2021, 7:45 AM


    if I need to Login with Postman, all I need to enter ist this:
    As authentification I use a QSDK Token.



  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-14-2021, 2:55 AM

    Hi, I have used the Rest API via Postman a while back.  However like yourself, when I follow the documentation i cannot log in - although in my case it says the Base64 password is invalid (errorcide 1116).  Tried via Postman and CURL (tried the HTTPS webconsole/api and WebService URL).  Perhaps someone else can chime in?

  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-18-2021, 2:04 PM



    Finally I succeed to get an answer but it ends always with error 1117 : Wrong user/passw.

  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-19-2021, 3:00 AM

    Using this works for me:

    POST https://<CommServeFQDN>/webconsole/api/Login
        "password":"<Base64 encoded Password>"

    maybe you tried to use plaintext password instead of base64 encoded?

    recommend to use the webconsole-api, one less port open in firewall.

    Another issue I stumbled over in the beginning was that /Login gives you a "token"-ReturnValue wiht QSDK Token, but all other APIs expect an "Authtoken"-Field in Header with that Value.

  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-19-2021, 7:22 PM

    Hi Zion_Assedo,

    Are you doing an Unicode Base64 encode of the password, because you must do an ASCII Base64 Encode? For Example, in PowerShell you don't encode like this

    $password = [Convert]::ToBase64String([Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetBytes('MyPassword'))

    But rather,

    $password = [Convert]::ToBase64String([Text.Encoding]::Ascii.GetBytes('MyPassword'))

    Also, are you using a Domain username and password - if try so try just using a non-LDAP username and password registered in Commvault.


  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-20-2021, 1:20 AM

    Well, I'm using the string that is generated in the bat file when I ask for a script, it works fine using Qlogin, is it not a base 64 ?

  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-20-2021, 7:21 AM

    Thanks a lot Anthony, I finally succeed to have my connection !

  • Re: Newbie in Rest use
    Posted: 01-20-2021, 7:38 PM

    Yeah that one is not Base64. Would have saved a bit of hassle if it was the same.  When I did my brief test earlier I realised that it was only failing because I had converted my password to unicode. Glad you got in!

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