Resources are identified by URIs.


Resources are identified by URIs, and can be either:

A strict set of request methods are allowed for a resource type. Resources support the JSON representation type.

Tip: For a comprehensive list of supported public resources and their details, see the description of the Interactive API client.

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Supported, public resources

You do not need to send any additional headers (other than the content-type header) when sending REST API requests for public resources.

For documentation on the generic and CI/CD resources, see the Interactive API client.

Public, supported resources include:

Metadata resources

CI/CD resources

  • builds

  • ci_servers

  • pipelines

Generic resources

  • epics

  • features

  • stories

  • defects

  • phases

  • metaphases (GET only) 

  • transitions

  • tasks

  • releases

  • requirements

  • requirement_documents

  • requirement_folders

  • requirement_roots

  • sprints

  • product_areas
    (also known as application modules)

  • manual_tests

  • gherkin_tests

  • teams

  • team_sprints

  • tests

  • test_suites

  • test_suite_link_to_automated_tests

  • test_suite_link_to_gherkin_tests

  • test_suite_link_to_manual_tests
  • manual_runs

  • suite_run

  • run_steps

  • runs

  • automated_runs

  • previous_runs

  • pipeline_run

  • pipeline_node

  • ci_build

  • scm_commit

  • list_nodes

  • users

  • user_items

  • work_items

  • work_item_roots

  • roles

  • workspaces

  • workspace_roles

  • workspace_users

  • user_tags (GET and POST)
  • taxonomy_category_nodes

  • taxonomy_item_nodes

  • taxonomy_nodes

  • attachments

  • comments

Custom resources

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Technical preview resources

Resources not listed above as public are subject to change until declared public. To access these resources, send REST API requests with a header:


Value: true

Two examples of technical preview resources, are coverage and logs. For details, see Add coverage into ALM Octane (technical preview) and Add a log into ALM Octane (technical preview).

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Resource hierarchy

Resources are built as a hierarchy of collections and instances.

Some resources are singleton resources, such as: test-results, sign_in, and sign_out.

Example: Start with a resource collection of humans. This collection contains resource instances of human. Since humans have limbs, every human contains a collection of limbs. This collection contains resource instances of limb. Since limbs have fingers, every limb contains a collection of fingers. This collection contains resource instances of finger.


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Resource naming conventions

  • Since resources represent entities, resource names should represent the entities' names (for example, defect).

  • Resource instances should be called by their names in singular (for example, defect).

  • Resource collections should be called by their names in plural (for example, defects).

  • A resource whose name is more than one word is separated by the underscore symbol (for example, ci_servers).

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See also: