Session Authenticate (Cert)

Released prior to 1.43.
Authenticates the API caller on the Symphony servers (pod) using the client certificate provided in the TLS session, returning a session token.

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Session Token Management

The token you receive is valid for the lifetime of a session that is defined by your pod's administration team. This ranges from 1 hour to 2 weeks.

You should keep using the same token until you receive a HTTP 401, at which you should re-authenticate and get a new token for a new session.

Datafeeds survive session expiration, you do not need to re-create your datafeed if your session expires.

To call the Session Authenticate endpoint, you must provide a certificate where the Common Name of the certificate matches the username of an active Service User account on your pod.

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Important

  • Before calling any of the Pod or Agent API endpoints, the caller must be authenticated on both the pod and key manager by calling this endpoint, followed by the Key Manager Authenticate endpoint.

The certificate used for authentication (and therefore the Root certification) must have a strength of 4096 bits, or the cert will be rejected

  • Symphony prevents bots from calling this endpoint when the following conditions are true:
  • An application and a bot have the same name.
  • The application specifies a valid certificate in its manifest file.
  • The application is enabled and not marked for deletion. For more information about enabling and deleting applications, see the Symphony Administration Guide.
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