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In here you'll find some practical api examples. But first lets explain
how to get autheticated


To be able to use the API via external calls it needs to be enabled in
the FOG web UI (FOG Configuration FOG Settings API System)



API global token is a header required with the name fog-api-token
You can find yours via FOG-ConfigurationFOG SettingsAPI System #.
API user token is a header that can be used (highly recommended) being
passed as a header in the form fog-user-token You can find yours via
UsersList All UsersYour UsernameAPI Settings

HTTP Basic Auth

You can use HTTP Basic Authorization (with curl -u <user>:<password>
or header with name
Authorization: Basic <base64encoded username:password>. Although I
have allowed the ability for this type of authentication, and it will
work, I would still recommend using user token system as it cannot be
received and decoded to a valid username/password pair to manage your
fog server.


While many different tools can be used to make API calls curl is just
one of the very basic ones if you are on Linux and want to give it a

curl -H 'fog-api-token: yourapitoken' -H 'fog-user-token: yourusertoken' -X GET http://fogserver/fog/system/info

Routes and Methods

To keep the iformation in the documentation as universial as possible,
we will only show the url for the api calls GET ---Here are some core
GET calls: #. /fog/system/info Simple check to see if the API is
enabled and working. Returns 200 if accessible. #. /fog/task/active
Returns a list of pending and active tasks #.
/fog/multicastsession/current Returns a list of active multicast
sessions #. /fog/host Returns a list of all the registerd hosts #.
fog/host/search/* Returns images or hosts that match the search term
(replace wildcard with search term)


Creating a image:

You can use the following api call for creating a image:
/fog/image/create You need to pass the following parameters: #. name -
The name of the image #. path - The path to the image #. imageTypeID -
The way image is stored

List of all the image types:
  1. Single Disk - Resizable
  2. Multipul Partition Image - Single Disk (Not Resizable)
  3. Multipul Partition Image - All Disks (Not Resizable)
  4. Raw Image (Sector By Sector, DD Slow)
Creating a Capture task:

Put the ID of the host in the url of the api call /fog/host/id/task

Task types:
  1. Deploy
  2. Capture
  3. Debug
  4. Memtest
  5. Test Disk
  6. Disk Surface Test
  7. Recover
  8. Hardware inventory
  9. Password Reset
  10. All Snapins
  11. Single Snapins
  12. Wake-up
  13. Deploy - Debug
  14. Capture - Debug
  15. Deploy - No Snapin
  16. Fast Wipe
  17. Normal Wipe
  18. Full Wipe
  19. Virus Scan
  20. Virus Scan - Quarantine
Example body for deploying a image:

{"taskType": "1"}

NOTE: You need to assign the image to the host before you can deploy it.
You can assing the host with a PUT request

If the api call is correct you'll get the following response: ""`


Edit a host: /fog/host/id/edit Example body: {"imageID": "1"}

Last update: 2023-07-24