Category: fortimail

Fortimail REST API Examples

The fortimail rest api documentation is not great.

It can be alot better. Although it can also be a lot worse.

I will go through a few examples of common things that can be done with the api over HTTP (It isn't rest although they think it is) - no hypermedia and making use of reqAction as preference over HTTP verbs - although HTTP verbs are used.

An excerpt from the API docs:

Supported values for 'reqAction' attribute of all JSON requests:

1 ---GET
14 ---MOVE

Note: If reqAction is present in JSON, it takes precedence over HTTP method header (i.e. HTTP GET/POST/PUT/DELETE)