Data is vital for organizations in technology. They rely on cloud solutions like Druva for scalable, secure, and flexible data management. Growing systems and applications pose challenges in siloed IT operations. Integration and automation through APIs drive digital transformation, enabling seamless data leverage. In this blog, we will explore the various use cases of APIs and how they are revolutionizing data management, with a specific focus on Druva's actionable APIs.
As a leading provider of cloud data protection and management solutions, Druva recognizes the importance of APIs in unlocking the full potential of data. Druva offers a robust set of APIs that allow customers to integrate, automate, and extend their data management capabilities. Whether it's fetching backup/restore status, initiating backup jobs, restoring data, or managing user access, Druva's APIs provide a comprehensive toolkit to drive operational efficiency and enable intelligent decision-making.
For a deeper dive into REST APIs and how they can help you gather valuable data insights, I encourage you to check out our previous blog: Gather your data insights with Druva REST APIs. Additionally, to understand how we effectively manage the APIs, you may find our blog on API lifecycle management insightful as well.
Rest APIs — Use Cases Druva Supports
Identity and Access Mgmt
IT process automation, e.g.:
Single sign-on and automated end-user onboarding
Drive IT agility
Event correlation using SIEM
Automation of Incident response actions
Reduces risk to the organization
Monitoring job status
Automation of IT policies across new infrastructure
Reduces risk to the organization and help improve agility
Access to data for forensic and legal use cases
Reduces risk and solves legal purposes
Provide insights into consumption of services
Help optimize costs and risk
Under the Hood
Druva APIs are built on Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture in which a client-server model is used. The API client sends requests to the server over HTTPS (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) protocol which is first authenticated using a token. Druva supports OAuth 2.0 protocol of authentication and authorizations. OAuth is an open protocol for token-based authentication and authorization on the Internet. In order to generate a token, API credentials are used which are generated through Druva’s cloud console. The API credential is a combination of client ID and secret key and is equivalent to that of a username and password. A Druva cloud administrator can create and manage API credentials from the Druva console. As a Druva Cloud administrator, you can also provide these API credentials to the developers within your organization to integrate various applications, tools, services, and scripts with Druva products.
Post-request authentication, the resource server processes the request and sends a response to the client with an appropriate HTTPS status code indicating either success or failure. This response is in the form of JSON format.