Entry points and their contexts

The ALM Octane model operates on several contexts, which are also the entry points into the REST API.

Also, there are additional authentication entry points for signing in and signing out.

Entry points

Use these entry point URLs to find the ALM Octane REST API.


Entry point



  • Applies to site-level entities, such as database servers and spaces.
  • Permissions of the site admin are enforced.



  • Applies to resources that are shared for all workspaces, such as workspaces and users.

  • The space is also represented as an entity. It exists in the site context: /admin/shared_spaces

  • /api/shared_spaces can be accessed either by id (string) or by logical_name (string).

  • Permissions of the space admin are enforced. For example, space admins can create and delete workspaces.

Shared area




  • space_id is a unique identifier / logical string.

  • shared_area is a set keyword representing the special area in the space that contains shared assets.

  • Permissions of the space admin are enforced.




  • space_id is a unique identifier / logical string.

  • workspace_id is a unique identifier / logical string.

  • A workspace is an entity (resource) and is located in a shared space context. A workspace can be seen from the workspace context entry point, exactly as the model dictates.

  • Permissions on the workspace level are enforced.

Throughout this document, the example URIs are abbreviated, without the server and port context.




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Authentication entry points

The sign_in REST singleton resource lets you authenticate, sign in to the REST API using JSON authentication.

You can also sign in by sending a header with user credentials for each request using basic authentication.

For details, see Authenticating.

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Non-authenticated entry points

It is possible for your REST API to navigate to an entity URL when not yet authenticated, such as when copying a URL or sending an email with a link to an entity. After prompting for authentication, you are redirected to the details of the entity.

Specify entity-navigation as follows: 


After authentication, this redirects to: 


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