You call HTTP methods for resources in order to manipulate them. The REST architectural style has a conventional meaning for each of the HTTP methods, which are also called verbs. The methods are listed below:

HTTP Method


Read information from a resource.


Create a new resource or update an existing resource.


(Create a new resource *), send a command.


Delete a resource.

* There is a subtle semantic difference between PUT and POST, which is sometimes a matter of dispute. IMI API favors

  • PUT for create and update actions and uses
  • POST for logins and for sending commands to resources.