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How can I access my monitoring data via an external interface (e.g. an API)?



I would like to publish PRTG monitoring data on our website and our local intranet. Can I accomplish this with a PHP script or any other kind of server-side scripting languages like Python, Perl, C# or JavaScript?

api c# javascript monitoring-data parse perl php publish python script

Created on Feb 3, 2010 10:37:54 AM by  Jörn Paessler [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 8, 2010 9:56:02 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

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PRTG API: RESTful Application Programming Interface

PRTG includes a web-based "RESTful" API (Application Programming Interface) that enables external programs to access information from the monitoring database and to manipulate objects inside the database of PRTG. In the context of the PRTG API the attribute "RESTful" essential means

  • that it is HTTP/HTTPS based
  • that it uses a set of "HTTP GET" URLs to access and manipulate the data and
  • that you'll get back an XML document in return (for most calls).

For more information, see PRTG Manual: Application Programming Interface (API) Definition.

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Created on Feb 3, 2010 10:45:06 AM by  Jörn Paessler [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 18, 2018 12:07:42 PM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



Deprecated TEXTLIST interface of IPCheck Server Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor

The TEXTLIST interface was initially introduced for IPCheck Server Monitor 5. For easy upgrades we have also implemented it for PRTG Network Monitor 7, but it should be considered deprecated for PRTG. Please use the PRTG API for new projects.

Created on Feb 3, 2010 10:49:11 AM by  Jörn Paessler [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 10, 2018 7:50:21 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]

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