Creates a session with the API. This is the equivalent of login. This operation exchanges user credentials supplied in the security context for a session token that is to be used for authenticating subsequent calls. To authenticate subsequent calls clients are expected to include the session token. For REST API calls the HTTP vmware-api-session-id header field should be used for this.
Required basic authentication header. Takes in a Base64 encoded value of your username:password
PowerCLI Client SDK Example
com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unauthenticated : if the session creation fails due to request specific issues. Due to the security nature of the API the details of the error are not disclosed. Please check the following preconditions if using a SAML token to authenticate:
- the supplied token is delegate-able.
- the time of client and server system are synchronized.
- the token supplied is valid.
- if bearer tokens are used check that system configuration allows the API endpoint to accept such tokens.
com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.service_unavailable : if session creation fails due to server specific issues, for example connection to a back end component is failing. Due to the security nature of this API further details will not be disclosed in the error. Please refer to component health information, administrative logs and product specific documentation for possible causes.