REST API - Authenticate Request



Generates an authentication token for the specified user.

Blueprint exclusively supports Basic Authentication for the submission of credentials.  Thereafter, a proprietary token is used. To obtain a token, you must provide an Authorization header with Basic scheme. Refer to the Quick Start Example for more information.

To enable API access, please login to the Customer Portal and submit a support case.

URL Structure


Supported Methods


You can obtain the token expiry by viewing the header of the Authenticate response. The token expiry is stored in the blueprinttokenexpirydate parameter of the Authenticate response header.

HTTP Status Codes

  • 200: OK
  • 201: Successfully Created
  • 206: Partial Content
  • 400: Bad Request
    This error can occur for a variety of reasons:
    • At least one URI or request body parameter is invalid, such as one of the Filter, Traces, Offset or Limit parameters.
    • A required value has not been provided.
    • If you are submitting a POST or PATCH request and have not added the X-HTTP-Method-Override parameter to your request header.
  • 401: Unauthorized
    • The Blueprint token is missing, invalid or expired.
  • 403: Forbidden
    • The applicable permissions are needed. For example, this error can occur when:
      • An Author or Collaborate license is needed for access.
      • Comment permissions are needed on the artifact.
      • Edit permissions are needed on the change summary job.
  • 404: NotFound
    • Item is not found in the project. For example, this error can occur when:
      • Artifact not found.
      • Artifact type not found.
      • Project not found.
      • ALM target not found.
      • Change summary job not found.
      • User does not have edit permissions for this artifact, project or ALM target.
  • 409: Conflict
    • Reason for failure can be found in the response body. Additional information may also be found in the log.
  • 411: Length Required
    • If the Content-Length header is missing in the request.
  • 413: Request Entity Too Large
    • If the provided file size is larger than allowed.
  • 415: Unsupported Media Type
    • If the provided media type is not of MIME Multipart Content "form-data."
  • 416: Request Range Not Satisfiable
    • If offset points to a part of a collection that is not available.
  • 500: Internal Server Error
  • 501: Not Implemented


XML Examples

Request URI

Response Header

{'content-length': '313', 'x-xss-protection': '1; mode=block', 'blueprinttokenexpirydate': 'Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:47:20 GMT', 'x-content-type-options': 'nosniff', 'expires': '-1', 'server': 'Blueprint', 'pragma': 'no-cache', 'cache-control': 'no-cache', 'date': 'Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:17:20 GMT', 'x-frame-options': 'deny', 'content-type': 'application/xml; charset=utf-8', 'authorization': 'BlueprintToken c5vEipeBiH0mng0pIrnTj+dVSHgWzLGm3XE/OBk8JJ67D2lQnhQneAeKi0GLoLw+1qDQAaCQg0V0Hc7qcmp+FHbkaHSK6/yrzFl0MNz64VHXc4uTJjpe91XFhL1B+yBBeXRVtydzVgw4zrjRxT5qYwosGr/jfi9hR82khFYIolnzzUeQ+wUj95337u3hDtyINqGdY2Qj/IlEzaToo9dQajX4fZoH3HKOPG/BtH1JXwc='}

Response Body

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<AuthenticationInfo xmlns="" xmlns:i="">

<UserDisplayName>Default Instance Admin</UserDisplayName>
JSON Example

Request URI

Response Header

{'content-length': '238', 'x-xss-protection': '1; mode=block', 'blueprinttokenexpirydate': 'Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:20:34 GMT', 'x-content-type-options': 'nosniff', 'expires': '-1', 'server': 'Blueprint', 'pragma': 'no-cache', 'cache-control': 'no-cache', 'date': 'Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:50:34 GMT', 'x-frame-options': 'deny', 'content-type': 'application/json; charset=utf-8', 'authorization': 'BlueprintToken M6Uf+rS0WsqD89d2Rf+nw18g/RPoC4T01Iecy0FxK+vJaoYJErY3Dc9zGuk08wQq93yYkx+v/j7S1KooxYY/SE7/e7XGAYV5A5AABtw0hH/lbvtZcvjdaDBOt91faamSQFuRz5PVQHHnvktmais92QdFn/Eu8CWRYbLazMHEcVTT9HNMENVDLvUJl33+WIKw9XticLuiIogQh9rgRxdoWyBPvEGtqNUWYFuNC81mF0o='}

Response Body

"Token": "dQ5eXjxQ2TbpJTgTo0EknQXwJceOPfBVVGQNiPB6aRmdIc08AWwxEnfpXZ1N/kO4W8aB+uSccy3bs3IDmYIcfBdnuH7YYsSl41BuiM1+4oCNPKgKhb6YuZy83018sOtMjIExLzdPG5422BW/JwRtpwPbRhFzXiu9aoTgH4wB9HkS/XWhl3Ki5IDgABT9OFMwcSviwhSEjMOTHPEkJeEls5ophGkK4HTR2htZDSZdX8E=",
"TokenExpirationTime": "2013-12-05T14:54:49.1166224Z",
"UserName": "admin",
"UserDisplayName": "Default Instance Admin",
"UserId": 1,
"UserLicense": "Author"