6 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2017 1:33 PM by afarley RSS
    afarley Newbie

    REST API not accepting credentials

    I'm trying to read and update property values using the REST API guide. I'm using Postman to test the following query:

     

    GET [xxxxxx]/Thingworx/Things/HouseThing/Properties


    I've specified my ThingWorx login credentials under HTTP Basic Auth parameters in Postman but the API is returning 401 Unauthorized. Am I supposed to have a different set of credentials for this authentication?


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    Updates:


    I did have to create a new user (see the Users link on the left-side of the Composer window). Too bad this isn't mentioned under the REST API tutorial, or the Foundation tutorial, or the Quickstart tutorial. I couldn't see any indication from the API or the instructional documentation about the different types of ThingWorx credentials.


    Now I'm having a different issue: when I run this query,

    http://34.192.26.37/Thingworx/Things/HouseThing/Properties


    I expect to see a list of the same properties that I see when I visit the "Properties" link under the HouseThing Composer view. In fact, I don't see *any* of the HouseThing parameters. The API response is as follows (why doesn't it show the address/temperature/light properties?):


    <HTML>

        <HEAD>

            <TITLE>Property Listing For HouseThing</TITLE>

            <LINK rel='Stylesheet' href='/Thingworx/css/thingworxapi.css' type='text/css'></LINK>

            <META http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html'></META>

            <META http-equiv='cache-control' content='no-cache, no-store'></META>

            <META http-equiv='expires' content='-1'></META>

            <META http-equiv='pragma' content='no-cache, no-store'></META>

            <META http-equiv='refresh' content='30'></META>

        </HEAD>

        <BODY>

            <IMG SRC="/Thingworx/images/ThingworxLogo.png"/>

            <BR/>

            <H1>Property Listing For HouseThing</H1>

            <TABLE>

                <TR>

                    <TH>name</TH>

                    <TH>value</TH>

                </TR>

            </TABLE>

        </BODY>

    </HTML>