HTTP Client Interface

The event notifications are sent in XML format, using SOAP transport protocol and HTTP/HTTPS.

The XML notification client can communicate with the external HTTP/HTTPS server. HTTP/HTTPS client interfaces maintain persistent connections with external Web servers as long as the target is activated on the switch.

The HTTP URL format for the server is http://<ip-address>:<port>/<service>. The default HTTP port number 80 is used if a port number is not configured.

HTTP basic access authentication method (Base64 algorithm) is used to encrypt the user name and password when making a request. HTTP cookies are not supported in this release.

The SSH module must be installed on the ExtremeXOS switch to use the XML notification feature on HTTPS. Once the SSH module is installed, a server certificate should be created that can be used by the HTTPS server. Refer to the configuration guidelines of the HTTP server, to generate the secure certificate on the ExtremeXOS switch (see Secure Socket Layer for more information).