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Jun 29, 2023

REST API authorization in a cronjob, recommendation

I'd like to run an automatic script via cronjob to trigger REST API calls on a BIG-IQ (the script is located on the BIG-IQ itself).
What possibilities are available in regards to authorization, especially from a security point of view, meaning avoiding placing credentials in the script. Is there maybe an option to use mutual SSL as trust?
Right now doing manual testing I first create a token with basic credentials and then doing the REST-call with this token.
But having an automatic script, there is no posibility to enter the password, means it needs to be placed somewhere.
Any ideas would be very helpful.
Thank you!

Regards Stefan 🙂

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