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I am trying to write a script for building groups of new devices. For doing this I need to get the new ID of the Group. But it is not possible to get the ID out of the redirected Page, because I first would have to login. Is there any way of getting through or around the login procedure without the existence of a browser (just inside a script that only can read the headers).

api login script

Created on Sep 1, 2014 5:47:28 AM

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you might just add the username/password to the URL you are accessing. Please find below an example:


This will authenticate the call explicitly without the need of creating a session (like in the browser).
Best regards

Created on Sep 1, 2014 7:33:59 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]




thanks for the quick reply, unfortunately I am using the Authentication. The link I am trying is: http://mysvr01/api/duplicateobject.htm?id=5154&name=test&targetid=5168&username=user&passhash=123456789 but unfortunately i am being redirected to the Login Page. as the Headers I do not get any Information about the redirected page. I am using Perl and the LWP::UserAgent

Created on Sep 1, 2014 7:40:38 AM



could you try using password instead of passhash?
Also what kind of user are you using for the call? Does the same have Admin permissions?

Created on Sep 2, 2014 11:54:19 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



This did not help. But I found a way around to get the redirected URL. Thank you for your Help. Greetings Robin Hörner

Created on Sep 2, 2014 12:41:49 PM

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