Hosts endpoint

NOTE

This document covers how to manage hosts in the Reactor API. For more general information on hosts for tags, see the guide on hosts overview in the publishing documentation.

In the Reactor API, a host defines a destination where a build can be delivered.

When a build is requested by a tags user in Adobe Experience Platform, the system checks the Library to determine which environment the library should be built to. Each environment has a relationship with a host, indicating where to deliver the build.

A host belongs to exactly one property, while a property can have many hosts. A property must have at least one host before you can publish.

A host can be used by more than one environment within a property. It is common to have a single host on a property, and have all environments on that property use the same host.

Getting started

The endpoint used in this guide is part of the Reactor API. Before continuing, please review the getting started guide for important information regarding how to authenticate to the API.

Retrieve a list of hosts

You can retrieve a list of hosts for a property by including the property’s ID in the path of a GET request.

API format

GET /properties/{PROPERTY_ID}/hosts
Parameter Description
PROPERTY_ID The id of the property that owns the hosts.
NOTE

Using query parameters, listed hosts can be filtered based on the following attributes:

  • created_at
  • name
  • type_of
  • updated_at
See the guide on filtering responses for more information.

Request

curl -X GET \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRd428c2a25caa4b32af61495f5809b737/hosts \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1'

Response

A successful response returns a list of hosts for the specified property.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "HT405b8d9306004eb38106e66c8a4afc09",
      "type": "hosts",
      "attributes": {
        "created_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:35.239Z",
        "server": null,
        "name": "Example Akamai Host",
        "path": null,
        "port": null,
        "status": "succeeded",
        "type_of": "akamai",
        "updated_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:35.239Z",
        "username": null
      },
      "relationships": {
        "property": {
          "links": {
            "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT405b8d9306004eb38106e66c8a4afc09/property"
          },
          "data": {
            "id": "PRd428c2a25caa4b32af61495f5809b737",
            "type": "properties"
          }
        }
      },
      "links": {
        "property": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRd428c2a25caa4b32af61495f5809b737",
        "self": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT405b8d9306004eb38106e66c8a4afc09"
      }
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "pagination": {
      "current_page": 1,
      "next_page": null,
      "prev_page": null,
      "total_pages": 1,
      "total_count": 1
    }
  }
}

Look up a host

You can look up a host by providing its ID in the path of a GET request.

API format

GET /hosts/{HOST_ID}
Parameter Description
HOST_ID The id of the host that you want to look up.

Request

curl -X GET \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84 \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1'

Response

A successful response returns the details of the host.

{
  "data": {
    "id": "HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84",
    "type": "hosts",
    "attributes": {
      "created_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:25.353Z",
      "server": "https://server.example.com",
      "name": "Example Akamai Host",
      "path": "/akamai",
      "port": 8000,
      "status": "succeeded",
      "type_of": "akamai",
      "updated_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:25.353Z",
      "username": null
    },
    "relationships": {
      "property": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84/property"
        },
        "data": {
          "id": "PRd7cf174259f34057b5c435ef873a79bf",
          "type": "properties"
        }
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "property": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRd7cf174259f34057b5c435ef873a79bf",
      "self": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84"
    }
  }
}

Create a host

You can create a new host by making a POST request.

API format

POST /properties/{PROPERTY_ID}/hosts
Parameter Description
PROPERTY_ID The id of the property that you are defining the host under.

Request

The following request creates a new host for the specified property. The call also associates the host with an existing extension through the relationships property. See the guide on relationships for more information.

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRb25a704c0b7c4562835ccdf96d3afd31/hosts \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
        "data": {
          "attributes": {
            "name": "Example SFTP Host",
            "type_of": "sftp",
            "username": "John Doe",
            "encrypted_private_key": "{PRIVATE_KEY}",
            "server": "https://example.com",
            "path": "assets",
            "port": 22
          },
          "type": "hosts"
        }
      }'
Property Description
attributes.name (Required) A human-readable name for the host.
attributes.type_of (Required) The type of host. Can be one of two options:
attributes.encrypted_private_key An optional private key to be used for host authentication.
attributes.path The path to append to the server URL.
attributes.port An integer indicating the specific server port to be used.
attributes.server The host URL for the server.
attributes.username An optional user name for authentication.
type The type of resource being updated. For this endpoint, the value must be hosts.

Response

A successful response return the details of the newly created host.

{
  "data": {
    "id": "HT69bfe634dead4a9a8c659f5d4d94cecd",
    "type": "hosts",
    "attributes": {
      "created_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:07.033Z",
      "server": "//example.com",
      "name": "Example SFTP Host",
      "path": "assets",
      "port": 22,
      "status": "pending",
      "type_of": "sftp",
      "updated_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:07.033Z",
      "username": "John Doe"
    },
    "relationships": {
      "property": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT69bfe634dead4a9a8c659f5d4d94cecd/property"
        },
        "data": {
          "id": "PRb25a704c0b7c4562835ccdf96d3afd31",
          "type": "properties"
        }
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "property": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRb25a704c0b7c4562835ccdf96d3afd31",
      "self": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT69bfe634dead4a9a8c659f5d4d94cecd"
    }
  }
}

Update a host

NOTE

Only SFTP hosts can be updated.

You can update a host by including its ID in the path of a PATCH request.

API format

PATCH /hosts/{HOST_ID}
Parameter Description
HOST_ID The id of the host that you want to update.

Request

The following request updates the name for an existing host.

curl -X PATCH \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84 \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
        "data": {
          "attributes": {
            "name": "New host Name"
          },
          "id": "HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84",
          "type": "hosts"
        }
      }'
Property Description
attributes An object whose properties represent the attributes to be updated for the host. The following attributes can be updated for a host:
  • encrypted_private_key
  • name
  • path
  • port
  • server
  • type_of
  • username
id The id of the host you want to update. This should match the {HOST_ID} value provided in the request path.
type The type of resource being updated. For this endpoint, the value must be hosts.

Response

A successful response returns the details of the updated host.

{
  "data": {
    "id": "HTb14e136a6fe147459b298a4645d2a6f5",
    "type": "hosts",
    "attributes": {
      "created_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:45.087Z",
      "server": null,
      "name": "My SFTP host",
      "path": null,
      "port": null,
      "status": "succeeded",
      "type_of": "sftp",
      "updated_at": "2020-12-14T17:42:45.696Z",
      "username": null
    },
    "relationships": {
      "property": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HTb14e136a6fe147459b298a4645d2a6f5/property"
        },
        "data": {
          "id": "PR8f240526f7b54a4dbd46965e79519fde",
          "type": "properties"
        }
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "property": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PR8f240526f7b54a4dbd46965e79519fde",
      "self": "https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HTb14e136a6fe147459b298a4645d2a6f5"
    }
  }
}

Delete a host

You can delete a host by including its ID in the path of a DELETE request.

API format

DELETE /hosts/{HOST_ID}
Parameter Description
HOST_ID The id of the host that you want to delete.

Request

curl -X DELETE \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84 \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}'

Response

A successful response returns HTTP status 204 (No Content) with no response body, indicating that the host has been deleted.

The following calls demonstrate how to retrieve the related resources for a host. When looking up a host, these relationships are listed under the relationships property.

See the relationships guide for more information on relationships in the Reactor API.

Look up the related property for a host

You can look up the property that owns a host by appending /property to the path of a lookup request.

API format

GET /hosts/{HOST_ID}/property
Parameter Description
{HOST_ID} The id of the host whose property you want to look up.

Request

curl -X GET \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/hosts/HT5d90148e72224224aac9bc0b01498b84/property \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1'

Response

A successful response returns the details of the the specified host’s property.

{
  "data": {
    "id": "PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309",
    "type": "properties",
    "attributes": {
      "created_at": "2020-12-14T17:52:05.900Z",
      "enabled": true,
      "name": "Kessel Example Property",
      "updated_at": "2020-12-14T17:52:05.900Z",
      "platform": "web",
      "development": false,
      "token": "47d65c7c98db",
      "domains": [
        "example.com"
      ],
      "undefined_vars_return_empty": false,
      "rule_component_sequencing_enabled": false
    },
    "relationships": {
      "company": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/company"
        },
        "data": {
          "id": "CO2bf094214ffd4785bb4bcf88c952a7c1",
          "type": "companies"
        }
      },
      "callbacks": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/callbacks"
        }
      },
      "hosts": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/hosts"
        }
      },
      "environments": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/environments"
        }
      },
      "libraries": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/libraries"
        }
      },
      "data_elements": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/data_elements"
        }
      },
      "extensions": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/extensions"
        }
      },
      "rules": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/rules"
        }
      },
      "notes": {
        "links": {
          "related": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/notes"
        }
      }
    },
    "links": {
      "company": "https://reactor.adobe.io/companies/CO2bf094214ffd4785bb4bcf88c952a7c1",
      "data_elements": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/data_elements",
      "environments": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/environments",
      "extensions": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/extensions",
      "rules": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309/rules",
      "self": "https://reactor.adobe.io/properties/PRbdfaffb7bf374b87be50e672f0cf9309"
    },
    "meta": {
      "rights": [
        "approve",
        "develop",
        "manage_environments",
        "manage_extensions",
        "publish"
      ]
    }
  }
}

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