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Version: ⭐ 22.04

Graphical views API (beta)

If you want to automate standard views creation or maintenance, you may use the Centreon MAP extension API.

Views created using the API are not immediately visible in the desktop client, you need to restart it to see them.

With this API, in beta version, you can create/update/delete standard views. To be able to use the API, the account you use needs to have one of the following privileges:

  • Centreon Admin
  • Centreon MAP admin
  • Centreon MAP view creation rights & editions rights on views you want to update/delete

To access the API documentation, two possibilities:

  • You have Centreon MAP, go to the following URL:


  • You don't have Centreon MAP, you can preview the API capabilities here: Online documentation

Because the Centreon Map API is not trivial to use, here is a scenario that authenticate, then create a map and add an host on it.

1. Authentication

POST : http://{{serverURL}}:8080/centreon-studio/api/beta/authentication
Headers {
Content-Type = application/json
X-Client-Version = 20.04.0

Body {
"login" : "admin"
"password" : "denied"

In the result, retrieve the {studio-session} (token), you'll need to use it all your API calls. The headers will look like this:

Headers {
Content-Type = application/json
X-client-version = 19.10.0
studio-session = {studio-session}

2. Create a Map

POST http://{{serverURL}}:8080/centreon-studio/api/beta/maps
Headers {
Content-Type = application/json
X-client-version = 19.10.0
studio-session = {studio-session}

Body {
"label": "My new Map create from API"

Retrieve the ID of the view returned: {viewId}

3.Open the Map

GET http://{{serverURL}}:8080/centreon-studio/api/beta/maps/{viewId}

4.Create a "Shape" (Rectangle) element (not yet on the map)

POST http://{{serverURL}}:8080/centreon-studio/api/beta/centreon-resources
Body: {
"label": "FR - Rectangle",
"abscissa": 120,
"ordinate": 120,
"width": 130,
"height": 53,
"color": "#0096ff",
"thickness": 1,
"borderColor": "#f0f0f0",
"line": 1,
"type": "RECTANGLE"

Retrieve the element id you just created : {id}

5. Attach the element to the opened view

PUT http://{{serverURL}}:8080/centreon-studio/api/beta/views/{viewId}/elements/{id}