Access the Prisma Cloud REST API

Prisma Cloud has a REST API that enables you to access Prisma Cloud features programmatically. Most actions supported on the Prisma Cloud web interface are available with the REST API. See the Prisma Cloud REST API Reference for details about the REST API.
Prisma Cloud requires an API access key to enable programmatic access to the REST API. By default, only the System Admin has API access and can enable API access for other administrators. To generate an access key, see Create and Manage Access Keys. After you obtain an access key, you can submit it in a REST API request to generate a JSON Web Token (JWT). The JWT is then used to authorize all subsequent REST API requests on Prisma Cloud.
  1. Authenticate to obtain a JWT.
    The following is an example of a
    call for a REST API request that returns a JWT. Your Prisma Cloud access key provides the request parameters. Note that an access key is made up of two parts: an Access Key ID and a Secret Key. In the body parameters, specify your Access Key ID as the string value for the
    and your Secret Key as the string value for the
    curl --request POST \ '' \ -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ -data '{"username":"<Access Key ID>","password":"<Secret Key>"}'
    The following shows the response for a successful request.
    { "token": "<JWT>", "message": "login_successful", "customerNames": [ { "customerName": "Test", "tosAccepted": true, "prismaId": "123456789999999999" } ] }
    The value for
    in the response is the JWT you will use to authorize your subsequent REST API requests.
  2. Authorize Using the JWT.
    Specify the JWT in an HTTP header parameter for every Prisma Cloud REST API request. The following table shows the details of the header parameter.
    HTTP Header Parameter Key
    <your JWT>
  3. Refresh the JWT.
    The JWT is valid for 10 minutes, so you must refresh the token for continued access to the Prisma Cloud API. If you make an API request with an expired JWT request, you will receive an HTTP 401 (Unauthorized) response. The following example is a curl call that makes an API request to obtain a refreshed JWT.
    curl --request GET \ '' \ -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ -H 'x-redlock-auth:<current JWT>'
    The following is an example of the response to a successful request to refresh a JWT.
    { "token": "<JWT>", "message": "login_successful", "customerNames": [ { "customerName": "Test", "tosAccepted": true, "prismaId": "123456789999999999" } ] }
    The value for
    in the response is the new JWT you must specify in the HTTP header parameter of subsequent REST API requests.

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