2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2016 8:48 AM by sstark85

    Alert Acknowledgment Powershell Rest API


      I am trying to Acknowledge alerts via the powershell Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet. I have not had any luck, I always receive --  Invoke-RestMethod : The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.

      # Since the certificate in Orion for SWIS is self-signed we'll need this to ignore it.

      add-type @"

          using System.Net;

          using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

          public class TrustAllCertsPolicy : ICertificatePolicy {

              public bool CheckValidationResult(

                  ServicePoint srvPoint, X509Certificate certificate,

                  WebRequest request, int certificateProblem) {

                  return true;




      [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy = New-Object TrustAllCertsPolicy


      $API_URL = "https://servername:17778/SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/Invoke/Orion.AlertStatus/Acknowledge"


      $Post = @{

          DefinitionId = '8aaa3f9e-ba13-425f-b662-069d06a17383'

          ObjectType = 'Interface'

          ObjectId = '5644'

          Notes = 'Testing ACK With API'



      $Json = $Post | ConvertTo-Json


      #Invoke the Rest Method

      $Response = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Put -Uri $API_URL -ContentType "application/json" -Body $Json -UseDefaultCredentials

      I can easily get alerts like below.


      $Query = "SELECT AlertDefID, ActiveObject, ObjectType, Acknowledged, Notes, AlertObjectID FROM Orion.AlertStatus Where Acknowledged = 0"


      #API Url for Alerts

      $API_URL = "https://servername:17778/SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/Query?query=$Query"


      #Invoke the Rest Method

      $Alerts = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri $API_URL -ContentType "application/json" -UseDefaultCredentials