The REST APIs are for developers who want to integrate Crowd into their application and for administrators who want to script interactions with the Crowd server.
Crowd's REST APIs provide access to resources (data entities) via URI paths. To use a REST API, your application will make an HTTP request and parse the response. By default, the response format is XML. If you wish, you can request JSON instead of XML. Your methods will be the standard HTTP methods like GET, PUT, POST and DELETE.
Because the REST API is based on open standards, you can use any web development language to access the API.
A typical use case would be to get a list of users in a particular directory, retrieve the details of each user and update the user details where applicable.
Crowd's REST APIs provide the following capabilities:
If you would like to know more about REST in general, start with the RESTwiki's guide to REST In Plain English.
Then jump right in and try our REST resources:
Below are some links to in-depth information on developing REST APIs and plugins:
Crowd Development Hub