Sahara REST API v1.1

1 General API information

This section contains base info about the sahara REST API design.

1.1 Authentication and Authorization

The sahara API uses the OpenStack Identity service as the default authentication service. When the Identity service is enabled, users who submit requests to the sahara service must provide an authentication token in the X-Auth-Token request header. A user can obtain the token by authenticating to the Identity service endpoint. For more information about the Identity service, please see the keystone project developer documentation

With each request, a user must specify the keystone project in the url path, for example: ‘/v1.1/{project_id}/clusters’. Sahara will perform the requested operation in the specified project using the provided credentials. Therefore, clusters may be created and managed only within projects to which the user has access.

1.2 Request / Response Types

The sahara API supports the JSON data serialization format. This means that for requests that contain a body, the Content-Type header must be set to the MIME type value application/json. Also, clients should accept JSON serialized responses by specifying the Accept header with the MIME type value application/json or adding the .json extension to the resource name. The default response format is application/json if the client does not specify an Accept header or append the .json extension in the URL path.


GET /v1.1/{project_id}/clusters.json


GET /v1.1/{project_id}/clusters
Accept: application/json

1.4 Faults

The sahara API returns an error response if a failure occurs while processing a request. Sahara uses only standard HTTP error codes. 4xx errors indicate problems in the particular request being sent from the client and 5xx errors indicate server-side problems.

The response body will contain richer information about the cause of the error. An error response follows the format illustrated by the following example:

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 126

    "error_name": "CLUSTER_NAME_ALREADY_EXISTS",
    "error_message": "Cluster with name 'test-cluster' already exists",
    "error_code": 400

The error_code attribute is an HTTP response code. The error_name attribute indicates the generic error type without any concrete ids or names, etc. The last attribute, error_message, contains a human readable error description.