Software Developer s Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5
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Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

How This Guide Is Organized

Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


Welcome to the Software Developer Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5!

This document provides details about the interfaces that Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) offers that you can use to interact with external customer-developed applications.

This includes several web services for application access and scriptable access for bulk provisioning using the command-line interface (CLI). It also allows you to create a replica of the Monitoring and Troubleshooting database for application development.

Audience

This guide is intended for software engineers and programmers who create custom applications to interact with ACS. The software engineers and programmers must be familiar with:

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) File

Web Application Description Language (WADL) File

Web Services Tools

REST Services Tools

How This Guide Is Organized

Table 1 describes the contents of each chapter in this document.

Table 1 Organization 

Chapter/
Appendix
Title
Description

1

Overview

Provides an overview of the ACS 5.5 features in the form of web services. It also gives CLI commands that you can use in your custom applications to interact with ACS.

2

Using the UCP Web Service

Describes the User Change Password web service, the methods that it provides, and how you can use it in your application.

3

Using the Monitoring and Report Viewer Web Services

Describes the web services that the Monitoring and Report Viewer component of ACS provides, and it also explains how to use these web services in your application.

4

Using the Configuration Web Services

Describes the Configuration Web Services, the CRUD methods that it provides, and explains how to use it in your application.

5

Using the Scripting Interface

Describes the scripting interface that ACS provides. This interface allows you to perform bulk create, update, and delete operations on various ACS objects.

A

Monitoring and Report Viewer Database Schema

Provides the Monitoring and Report Viewer database schema that allows you to create custom reporting applications.


Conventions

Table 2 describes the conventions followed in this document.

Table 2 Conventions

Convention
Description

bold font

Commands and keywords.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values.

[ ]

Keywords or arguments that appear within square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z }

A choice of required keywords appears in braces separated by vertical bars. You must select one.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets separated by vertical bars.

string

Nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

courier font

Examples of information displayed on the screen.

bold courier font

Examples of information you must enter.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, appear in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts appear in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Timesaver Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.


Documentation Updates

Table 3 Updates to the Software Developer's Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

Date
Description

11/25/2013

Cisco Secure Access Control System Release 5.5.


Related Documentation

lists a set of related technical documentation available on Cisco.com. To find end-user documentation for all products on Cisco.com, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/go/techdocs


Note It is possible for the printed and electronic documentation to be updated after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Table 4 Product Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Release Notes for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_release_notes_list.html

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System, 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_user_guide_list.html

Migration Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

CLI Reference Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_command_reference_list.html

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_device_support_tables_list.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.5/regulatory/compliance/csacsrcsi.html

Cisco Secure Access Control System In-Box Documentation and China RoHS Pointer Card

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Open Source and Third Party Licenses used in Cisco Secure Access Control System, 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_licensing_information_listing.html


Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

Subscribe to the What's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS Version 2.0.