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REST API Quickstart


Wazo REST APIs are HTTP interfaces that allow you to programmatically interact with Wazo. In order to access the REST APIs of Wazo, you need:

  • a Wazo server up and running
  • a browser
  • somewhere you can copy-paste text (ids, tokens, etc.)

REST API Permissions

First of all, you must have permission to use the REST API. Create a wazo-auth user and policy:

  • POST /users {"purpose": "external_api", "username": "rest-api-test", ...}
  • POST /policies {"acl": ["confd.#", "auth.#"], ...}
  • PUT /users/{user_uuid}/policies/{policy_uuid}


  • acl: Each access starts with the REST API service name. Then # is a wildcard that gives access to every REST API from this service. You may want to delete this account when you're done, to reduce risks of unauthorized access.

Save the form, and store the login/password somewhere for later use.

API console

In this article, we will use API console built on Swagger UI:

Choose a service and click on API console to explore API. In the top-left, fill the field with your Wazo hostname: https://<YOUR_WAZO_IP>

Note: No data will be sent to a third party. All requests are done directly to your server.

Each module is a Python process that serves its own REST API. We will take one of them as example:

wazo-confd is the daemon responsible for Wazo configuration. Its REST API allows you to read and modify users, lines, extensions, groups, etc. This is the programmatic equivalent of the Wazo web interface. However, the wazo-confd REST API is not yet complete, and not all aspects of Wazo configuration are available in wazo-confd.

HTTPS certificates

Almost all REST APIs use encryption and are available via HTTPS. Unfortunately, Wazo does not come with a trusted certificate. So you have to manually trust the self-signed certificate of your Wazo. To that end:

  1. If you see an error like:

    Failed to load API definition.

    This is expected. This is the kind of error (quite misleading, admittedly) you get when the certificate is not trusted.

  2. Copy the URL https://<YOUR_WAZO_IP> and paste it in your browser.

  3. Accept the HTTPS certificate validation exception.

  4. Go back to the API console.

  5. Now you should see the documentation for the wazo-confd API, and a list of sections for the configuration REST API, like funckeys or users

Use the Configuration REST API

Now that we have access to REST API specifications, we can use them:

  1. Go to Configuration - API Console
  2. In the top-left field, enter your stack hostname (ex: https://mystack.example)
  3. In the top-right field, enter your username:password and click to validate to obtain a temporary token
  4. Choose a REST API endpoint, like users -> GET /users and click Try it out

And that's it, you are ready to use any REST API with your authentication token.

Note: Be aware that this token will expire, and that you will need to get a new one when that happens. You can take a look at for an easier manual token generation process. Note that the server will never know the tokens that you generate, you browser will ask your Wazo directly.

Warning: Also, note that this authentication token gives all permissions to anyone who knows it. Same goes for the account password we created earlier. Remember to delete this account, or at least restrict permissions when you're done.

What's next

  • Check our REST API Examples for more elaborate examples of how to use the REST APIs of Wazo.
  • REST API Conventions are also a good read
  • Explore the REST API in Swagger, it also serves as the reference documentation for REST API.

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