The IRWS v3 documentation is not complete. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions about v3 usage.
This guide describes the Identity Registration Web Service (IRWS) API v3. IRWS can be used to to register an identity with the Identity Registry. IRWS offers a "RESTful" programmatic interface. It exposes Identity Registry source information as addressable resources via the uniform HTTP interface; authorized clients may retrieve (GET), create (PUT), update (POST) and delete (DELETE) representations of these resources through the REST API.
Request IRWS Access
Swagger documentation for IRWS v3 can be found at Identity Registration Web Service REST API v3.
The application that uses this service must support:
All interactions with IRWS are through the following base URLs. Customer testing is generally done in the Eval environment. The Dev environment is reserved for the IAM development team.
IRWS supports a set of standard and custom HTTP headers that can be used by a client to express options. All the listed request headers are optional and all can be combined.
Accept: [content type1,content type2, ...]
Act-As: application name
Attribute-List: [attribute1 attribute2 attribute3 ...]
Option-List: [imprecise pretend pretty reflect]
imprecise- Overrides default PUT behavior to behave like a POST if the record already exists. This is the default behavior for some resources.
pretend- Reports what would happen if the request was carried out, but the changes are not committed. Useful for testing.
pretty- By default, IRWS returns a payload as a single line of text. For human readability you can specify this option to get a pretty-printed representation of the data.
reflect- Useful for PUTs and POSTS, specifying reflect will cause IRWS to return the current state of the resource. This is the default behavior for the
Option-List: imprecise reflect
HTTP headers are the preferred way for an application to express the IRWS options it needs. For convenience, some of the options described above can be communicated via parameters in the URI. This may be useful for user interactive testing with a browser or the curl utility. All parameters are optional and different options may be combined in one URI. Definitions are provided in the previous section.
Identity records are associated with a resource. A GET on the base URL will return a list of all top-level resources for which your client is authorized. Documentation is provided for the resources listed in the table below. (TBD: Update links/pages for v3.)
|Account||The Account resource allows an authorized client to create, read, update, delete, and perform other actions related to account entities.|
|Category||The Category resource allows an authorized client to...|
|Dsubscription||The Dsubscription resource allows an authorized client to...|
|Name||The Name resource allows an authorized client to read and update source-independent names associated with person entities.|
|Pdsentry||The PDS Entry resource allows an authorized client to read Person Directory data.|
|Person||The Person resource allows an authorized client to create, read, update, delete, and perform other actions related to person entities.|
|Regid||The Regid resource allows an authorized client to manipulate attributes associated with regids.|
|Social||The Social resource allows an authorized client to create, read, and update social identities.|
|Subscription||The Subscription resource allows an authorized client to...|
IRWS uses standard HTTP return codes, as well as a few special ones. Most errors will return a JSON payload with the error class containing the
|200||OK (the GET, PUT, or POST was successful)||Resource (JSON)|
|400||Invalid identifier type provided||Error (JSON)|
|404||Identifier provided did not match any records||Error (JSON)|
|Method Not Allowed||Error (JSON)|
|406||Content type not supported|
|500||Internal Server Error||None|