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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Accessing REST with Firefox

We will now access vCloud using REST directly as explained in the following sections.

Getting ready

Please note that the vApp template we will be using should have a network attached.

We first need to download and install a REST client we can play with. I prefer the Firefox plugin, which you can download from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/restclient/.

After downloading and installing the client, we are ready to go.

How to do it...

We will now use the REST API to work with vCloud.

The first connection

  1. Open Firefox and go to the Add On RESTClient.
  2. Click on Authentication and select Basic Authentication.
  3. Enter your vCloud username and password. The username should be in the format myuser@System, to make sure you ...

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