Nexpose API

Document created by techeditor on Apr 8, 2011Last modified by patrick_hellen on Oct 22, 2012
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Nexpose APIs provide programming access to commonly used functions . You can also use the API to automate internal auditing and security activities, and integrate your environment with third-party products. There are currently two categories of APIs.

 

Nexpose API 1.1

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The Nexpose API 1.1 is available in Nexpose 4.0 or later and is broken down into the following

functional categories:

 

  • Session management
  • Site management
  • Device management
  • Asset group management
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Reporting

 

The requests made to the Nexpose API 1.1 are validated with DTDs documented in Nexpose API Guide
Examples of requests and responses can be found here: XML API 1.1 Examples

 

Nexpose Extended API 1.2

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The Nexpose Extended API 1.2 provides extended functionality available in Nexpose 4.8 or later.

It is broken down into the following functional categories:

 

  • Scan Engine management

 

NOTE: API 1.1 Session Management is required for Scan Engine management.


Accessing the APIs

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Access Nexpose API v1.1 by sending requests to /api/1.1/xml.

Access Nexpose Extended v1.2 by sending requests to /api/1.2/xml.

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