The easiest way to try out the IGEL Management Interface is either


  • with cURL, a commandline network client:

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Both are licensed as Open Source software and are available free of charge.

This guide uses cURL for examples, as the commandline makes all parameters visible in plain text. This need not stop you from using RESTClient if you are more comfortable with it. You can easily translate the commandline parameters into the fields of the RESTClient GUI.


Most programming languages provide an HTTP and an SSL/TLS module, either in their standard library or as an extension, and a JSON library (for the API data format) as well.