REST API Overview

The Splunk REST API

An Application Programming Interface (API) defines interfaces to a programming library or framework for accessing functionality provided by the library or framework. The Splunk Enterprise REST API provides methods for accessing every feature in our product. Your program talks to Splunk Enterprise using HTTP, the same protocol that your web browser uses to interact with web pages, and follows the principles of Representational State Transfer (REST).

The following document set describes REST API and how to use it: