Authorization and Security
To start working with the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV REST API, users must first authenticate themselves and get authorization to make requests. Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV REST API authorization process is based on the OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework and involves obtaining an access token and a refresh token.
- Access token is a string that represents authorization issued to the client and that must be used in all requests during the current logon session.
- Refresh token is a string that represents authorization granted to the client and that can be used to obtain a new access token if the current access token expires or becomes lost.
The Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV REST API access token expires in 30 minutes, refresh token expires in 24 hours.
The authorization process involves the following procedures: