In a RESTful API, the primary representation of data is called a resource. Resources are nouns—anything that can be named can be a resource. In a RESTful API, a resource is a representation of an entity in the system as a URI. The URI might or might not include a query component. The entities can include hardware objects, statistical information, configuration information, and status information.

Examples of resources:

  • The resource utilization information
  • A list of configured VLANs:
  • The administrative state of port 1/1/3:
  • The list of all users:
  • The user with the ID: myadmin:
  • The secondary firmware image: