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New Training: Automating Devices with the RESTCONF Protocol

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 2, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson introduces the concepts and details of the RESTCONF protocol and begins automating tasks with Postman and Python. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core

This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 20 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • The Newcomer – RESTCONF

  • RESTCONF Foundations

  • Basic RESTCONF Testing with Postman

  • Changing Device Configs with RESTCONF and Postman

  • Scripting RESTCONF with the Python Requests Library

  • Summarizing RESTCONF

How to Authorize Requests with Postman

The Postman API testing platform makes it easy for users to manage request authorization for testing purposes. Users can create collections and folders of related requests, store authentication and authorization credentials for different environments, and easily run the requests in each environment with the correct authentication information.

Postman supports a variety of authentication credentials including API keys, Bearer tokens, Basic auth, OAuth 2.0, and AWS Signature. When creating or opening a request, users select the authentication method and enter the auth details using the Authorization tab. The authentication information will automatically populate to the correct locations in the request. Any new requests created in a collection or folder will inherit the parent's auth by default, unless the user enters new auth information for the request. Users can also define authentication variables, allowing the same request to run in different environments using the correct authentication information for each environment.

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