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.

Create a server certificate that can be used by the HTTPS server. To generate the secure certificate on a ExtremeXOS switch, see the configuration guidelines of the HTTP server, (see Secure Socket Layer for more information).