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PAM-CMN-1690: Incorrect password for APIusername external API user for APIusername

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Article ID: 227713

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction

I followed directions to create an api account.

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/symantec-security-software/identity-security/privileged-access-manager/4-0/programming/external-api-for-integrating-applications.html

after the account is created I am getting the following error: 

b'{"error":{"code":401,"message":"Unauthorized: PAM-CMN-1690: Incorrect password for APIusername-1 external API user for APIusername. Request was \\/api.php\\/v1\\/devices.json via HTTP POST"}}'
401

 

Cause

Possible causes

1. Bad password

2. Bad Username

3. Formatting issue with the command being summitted through command line or a web based API tool

 

Environment

Release : all

Component : PAM API

Resolution

To avoid any gues work you can use the Settings> API Doc page when logged into a primary PAM Appliance as an admin user and test with the same username and password to validate.

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