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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Authenticating and getting a vRA token

To manage the vRA environment through REST API, we will need HTTP bearer tokens in request headers for the authentication of requests. So we get a bearer token and use that instead of supplying a user ID and password each and every time we want to connect to vRA. Once we get a bearer token, we can use it until it expires or we purposefully delete it. By default, a bearer token is valid for 24 hours. If for some reason you need to change the default duration, follow the instructions provided in the following Web page: http://pubs.vmware.com/vra-62/index.jsp#com.vmware.vra.programming.doc/GUID-FDB47B40-F651-4FBD-8D1E-AC6FC8FA7A96.html.

For example, if for security purposes, you want to change the default validity ...

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