Syntax for addressing portal resources

To obtain information about a portal resource or to modify a portal resource, you need to obtain a feed for this resource, or you send a request to a certain URL that can contain a feed. Find out how you can construct URLs to which you can send HTTP requests related to the REST service.

For example, a URL can address a specific resource or can contain certain query parameters that allow you to control the extent and the way by which information on resources is exposed, or they allow you to control the way by which resources are modified.

In order to obtain a feed that contains certain portal resources, you send an HTTP GET request to the following URL:
/wps/[my]contenthandler[/vpmapping]?(uri=model-uri)+(&mode=verb)?(&name=value)*
The meanings of the syntax elements are as follows:
contenthandler
The name of the servlet for unauthenticated access. No J2EE security context is available.
mycontenthandler
The name of the servlet for authenticated access. There is a J2EE security context. Refer to the security topics for more details.
vpmapping
The optional name of the URL mapping to a virtual portal. If no mapping is given, the default virtual portal is assumed, otherwise the ID of the addressed virtual portal is associated with the current thread.
uri=model-uri
The identification of the addressed resource, as described in Model schemas for addressing resources. The uri parameter can appear only once.
mode=verb
An optional specification for the mode of access. By default mode=download is assumed.
name=value
An arbitrary set of parameters. These include additional query parameters. For details refer to the following topics.