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Admin REST API

{project_name} comes with a fully functional Admin REST API with all features provided by the Admin Console.

To invoke the API you need to obtain an access token with the appropriate permissions. The required permissions are described in {adminguide_link}[{adminguide_name}].

A token can be obtained by enabling authenticating to your application with {project_name}; see the {adapterguide_link}[{adapterguide_name}]. You can also use direct access grant to obtain an access token.

For complete documentation see {apidocs_link}[{apidocs_name}].

Example using CURL

Obtain access token for user in the realm master with username admin and password password:

curl \
  -d "client_id=admin-cli" \
  -d "username=admin" \
  -d "password=password" \
  -d "grant_type=password" \
  "http://localhost:8080/auth/realms/master/protocol/openid-connect/token"
Note
By default this token expires in 1 minute

The result will be a JSON document. To invoke the API you need to extract the value of the access_token property. You can then invoke the API by including the value in the Authorization header of requests to the API.

The following example shows how to get the details of the master realm:

curl \
  -H "Authorization: bearer eyJhbGciOiJSUz..." \
  "http://localhost:8080/auth/admin/realms/master"